Koji Mori serves as the Director of Orchestras at Harrison High School in Kennesaw, Georgia. Mr. Mori holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree from Columbus State University, a Masters in Music Education degree from the University of Georgia, and an Education Specialist degree with an emphasis on Curriculum and Instruction from Berry College. Prior to teaching at Harrison, Mr. Mori served as the Associate Director of Orchestras and Assistant Director of Bands at Lassiter High School in Marietta, Georgia.
Under Mr. Mori’s direction, the Harrison Orchestras have consistently received superior ratings from the Georgia Music Educators Association Large Group Performance Evaluations. Students from the Harrison Orchestra program are consistently represented in the GMEA District 12 Honor Orchestra, the GMEA All-State Orchestras, the Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestras, the Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra, and the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra. In addition, Mr. Mori serves as an adjudicator for Orchestra Large Group Performance Evaluations in Georgia and also remains active as an adjudicator at marching band competitions.
Mr. Mori has experience with Drum Corps International, having served as a conductor for the Phantom Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps in 2009 and winning the DCI World Championship title in 2008. Mr. Mori has been invited to Okayama, Japan in 2016 as a guest conductor for the city’s annual “Music Party!” Music Festival.
During the summers, Mr. Mori is on staff with the Music for All Summer Symposium and remains active as a leadership/conducting clinician throughout the country. His professional affiliations include: American String Teachers Association, Georgia Music Educators Association, and the National Association for Music Education. Mr. Mori resides with his lovely wife Brittany who teaches band and their sweet children Kairi and Kyler.