Charles Haarhues currently teaches guitar, composition, music appreciation, world music, and computer music at Arapahoe Community College in Littleton, Colorado. In addition, he is the coordinator of ACC’s new Music Audio Technology degree program. He received his doctorate in music composition from LSU in August of 2005. His works have been performed in the United States, Greece, Japan, and Costa Rica. In addition to his compositional and teaching activities, Haarhues is a jazz guitarist and has performed traditional Ghanaian drumming with Abubakari Lunna and Gideon Alorwoyie. As a performer, Haarhues has appeared on the Oscar Sulley recordings Snows of Kilimanjaro (also serving as co-producer) and The Fish and the Shrimp (also serving as recording engineer).