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Dalanie Harris

About this Artist

Dalanie Harris is a double bassist and podcaster from Los Angeles, CA. She began her musical studies with piano at age 7, and later switched to double bass at age 12. She has played in orchestras all over Los Angeles, including the Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association's Youth Orchestra Los Angeles. Her accolades include winning first prize in the 2014 NAACP Act-So Regional Competition, and second place in the 2015 NANM Young Artists Competition. After graduating from the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, Harris went on to study with double bass virtuoso James VanDemark at the Eastman School of Music. In November 2018, along with friend and fellow Eastman student Katie Brown, Harris co-founded Classically Black Podcast, which brings listeners into the world of classical music through the eyes of the cohosts: two Black classical musicians on the rise looking to share their perspective with a new and interesting twist. As a duo, Harris and Brown have hosted and presented at conferences promoting equity and inclusion for Black musicians across the country.