Cameron Harris studied composition at the Universities of Edinburgh, Manchester and Pennsylvania during which time his teachers included Nigel Osborne, John Casken, Edward Harper, James Primosch and Jay Reise.
He was a Thouron fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, and later the recipient of a Benjamin Franklin scholarship. He won the Network for New Music composition competition in Philadelphia and the David Halstead Music Prize for Composition at the University of Pennsylvania.
Originally from the UK, Cameron has been based in South Africa since 2006 where he lectures in music at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. He was the Chair of NewMusicSA, the South African section of the International Society for Contemporary Music, from 2007 – 2011 and has curated many festivals for the organization. His main interests are interactive electronic music composition and the history of electonic music.