Dr. Melissa Morgan
Dr. Melissa Morgan is the Assistant Professor of Choral Music in the department of Media, Arts, and Performance at the University of Regina, where she conducts the Chamber Singers and Concert Choir in addition to teaching courses in vocal diction and choral conducting. Dr. Morgan is frequently asked to serve as a clinician, adjudicator, and guest conductor with high school choirs, children’s choirs, and church choirs throughout Canada. Before her appointment at the University of Regina, she was the Pfeifer Memorial Chair of Music at Luther College High School and the founder and artistic director of the former community ensemble, Prairie Chamber Choir.
As a researcher and scholar, Dr. Morgan has contributed articles to Teaching Music through Performance in Choir, Vol. 5. She is also published in the Canadian Music Educators Journal, and Choral Journal. She has done significant work to promote choral art music by Prairie composers. Her recording, Wake the Grain: Choral Art Music from the Prairies can be found on Spotify and Apple Music.
In October 2017, Dr. Morgan was named as one of CBC Saskatchewan's Future 40 under 40 recipients. Her choirs have won numerous awards and have been invited to perform with the Regina Symphony Orchestra and on the stage of Lincoln Centre, as well as at provincial and national conferences, festivals and ceremonies.
Originally, from Regina, Saskatchewan, Dr. Morgan holds a Doctorate of Music Performance in Choral Conducting from the University of Toronto, a Master of Music Performance in Choral Conducting from the University of Western Ontario, a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Regina. She is also an Associate of the Toronto Royal Conservatory of Music (ARCT) in piano, voice, and flute.
For more information about Dr. Morgan and her work, please visit her website.
In this Interview
Access to Information, Historical Context, Identity, Mentorship, Moral and Ethical Mandates, Music Pedagogy, Racism
This interview includes mentions of the death of George Floyd.
On November 20, 2020, Dr. Melissa Morgan participated in an interview with Claire Latosinsky (member of the Faculty of Music Anti-Racism Alliance).
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