Musician First Class Matt Harriman was born and raised in Bexley, Ohio, where he began his musical studies with his grandfather at the age of 5. After graduation from Whitehall-Yearling High school in 2000, he attended The Ohio State University earning his Bachelor of Music Education degree while studying with Roy Poper and Timothy Leasure. He then went on to earn a Master of Music degree in trumpet performance from the University of Southern California where he studied with LA Philharmonic trumpeter Boyde Hood.
MU1 Harriman has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, The Brentwood-Westwood Symphony, The Columbus Symphony Brass Quintet, as well as the faculty brass quintets for The Ohio State and Otterbein Universities. While in Los Angeles MU1 Harriman worked frequently in the studios, recording music for CDs, TV Shows, Movies, and Video Games.
A strong advocate of music education, MU1 Harriman spent two years as director of instrumental music at Maywood Academy High School in Maywood, California, a performing arts magnet for the Los Angeles Unified School District.
In 2011, MU1 Harriman auditioned and was selected for assignment to the U.S. Naval Academy Band. Following recruit training at RTC, Great Lakes, he reported for duty as a trumpeter. He currently performs with the wind ensemble, brass ensemble, marching band, and ceremonial units, as well as serving as lead trumpet with the Next Wave jazz ensemble.
MU1 Harriman has been awarded the National Defense Service Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.