Dr. Harris continues to be active as a festival director, adjudicator and composer.
He has held many leadership positions in the Oregon Music Educators Association and the MENC.
He was the first consultant on Music Education for the Oregon State Department of Education and he served as President of the Northwest Division of MENC. In 1993 he received the "Distinguished Service Award" for the Northwest Division of MENC.
He has conducted the Portland Symphonic Choir in rehearsals and concerts. In 1998, he organized and conducted the Northwest Chorale, a forty-voice professional choir.