Things I Like Right Now
Mountainside Baroque
Django Python web framework
Schilke 4-valve G/F/E trumpet
ember.js Javascript framework
XFINITY Mobile (yes I actually like a comcast product)

I am Nick Harvey. As a musician, I completed my master's degree in trumpet performance at the University of North Texas in 2007 under the instruction of Keith Johnson, and a bachelor's in music industry in 2003 at James Madison University, where I studied with James Kluesner. While in Texas, I performed with the Las Colinas Symphony and the Lone Star Wind Orchestra, as well as an onstage performance with the Dallas Opera. More recently, I have performed with the Waynesboro Symphony and am an active freelancer in the Shenandoah Valley and beyond. I have been active on baroque trumpet since 2000 and cornetto since 2001, having played with the Orchestra of New Spain, Mountainside Baroque, Shenandoah Valley Collegium, Lexington Early Music Ensemble, and the Washington Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble.

As a developer, my experience began in 2007 when learning PHP. I quickly discovered that, while I enjoyed developing in PHP, Python was a better fit for the way I work. I have extensive experience developing using the Django framework. I also have Ruby on Rails experience (with which this site is developed).

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Ruby on Rails, first impressions part 1

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