Charyn’s newly released debut book The Art of War for Creatives combines the best of strategies to help you master your mindset, grow your talent and build a bulletproof blueprint to have the life and career that you deserve. A creative coach and host of her own podcast called Musicians Guide to Grit empowering musicians and females worldwide with her knowledge and expertise as a woman and leader in the music business.
Charyn has built a career that includes graduating from Berklee College of Music and earning an MBA from the University of Phoenix, being the only female keyboard player to tour for almost a decade with R&B legend Barry White, and has additionally worked with The Cranberries, Billy Porter, and Luciano Pavarotti among others. She currently handles all artist logistics and tour management forR&B superstar Macy Gray, and is a seasoned and respected nonprofit pro. She built and directed the Music Program for A Place Called Home (APCH), a popular community youth center located in South Los Angeles.
About Charyn Harris
Charyn Harris started her career touring as a keyboardist for R&B legend Barry White. She’s also performed with a variety of artists including Malcolm Jamal Warner, MC Hammer, The Cranberries, Jonathan Butler, Al B. Sure!, Doc Powell, Lord Nelson, Malcolm Jamal Warner, Luciano Pavarotti, and more. Harris is a graduate of Berklee College of Music and earned an MBA from The University of Phoenix.
She also serves as a Conductor of Music Programs for A Place Called Home (APCH), a popular community youth center located in South Los Angeles. In 2004, Charyn founded Project MuszEd, a nonprofit agency providing arts education, performance, and programming. She facilitated and manages the thriving partnerships between APCH and Project MuszEd with Berklee College of Music’s Berklee City Music Network.
Over thirty-five students under Harris’ tutelage have attended Berklee’s summer programs on scholarship, while over a dozen students have received full four-year scholarships to Berklee. Harris is noted for training a roster of highly sought-after young musicians. Some of them can be found on stage with artists like Smokey Robinson and Aloe Blacc. Her students have also opened for the Black Eyed Peas, Diana Ross, performed with The Isley Brothers, Macy Gray, and more.
Harris has been recognized both locally and nationally for designing and directing vibrant arts programming and developing stellar resources to support youth through the arts. Harris just released The Art of War for Creatives, based on her knowledge and experience, sharing many of the hacks that she has used and seen others use to gain mad success.
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