Marian L. Harrison - Stephens is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. In August 2007, she earned the Doctorate of Music degree in Music Composition from Indiana University (Bloomington) Jacobs School of Music. She also holds the Certificate of Visiting Student from the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm, Sweden, for studies completed in music composition during the 2004 - 2005 academic year.
In addition to her AJA music instructor duties, Dr. Harrison is the Founding Artistic Director and Lead Instructor for MLH Music Studio, where she provides private music instruction to students, ages four to adult.
Dr. Harrison resides in Southwest Atlanta with her husband, Don, their 2 daughters, Nia and Ava, ages 3 and 1, mother, Loretta, and Skip, the dog.