Meet the musicians

Justin Harbaugh

Dr. Justin Harbaugh is a multidisciplinary performing artist and instructor in Lawrence, Kansas. He has taught clarinet at Emporia State University. He earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Clarinet Performance from the University of Kansas in 2019. Dr. Harbaugh holds a Master of Music degree in Clarinet Performance from Kansas State University, and Bachelor of Arts in Music degree from Emporia State University. His teachers include Stephanie Zelnick, Tod Kerstetter, Dawn McConkie and Fred Ormand. 

Before his career in academia, Dr. Harbaugh traveled the world as a professional dancer onboard Holland America Cruise Line for ten years. As a musician, he has been a featured soloist with the Kansas State University Orchestra and the Classical Revolution KC Orchestra. 

Currently Dr. Harbaugh is the Dance and Adult Education Coordinator at the Lawrence Arts Center. He teaches dance classes in jazz, tap, ballet, and social dance. He also operates a private clarinet studio and is on the faculty at Americana Music Academy. Dr. Harbaugh is thrilled to be joining the Sunflower Music Festival for the first time!