ABOUT MORGANNE AABERG
An avid chamber performer, Morganne is a founding member of the multidisciplinary performance group Artists By Any Other Name. With Artists By Any Other Name, Morganne performed in and produced shows featuring chamber music, dance, drama, and visual art in the US and abroad. With a particular affinity for the violin-piano sonata repertoire, she has championed works by Debussy, Ravel, Copland and Bolcom in recitals across the country. As an orchestral musician, Morganne has appeared in renown venues such as Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie Hall. Always eager to explore other genres, Morganne has performed as an Irish and Bluegrass fiddler with Qunicy Street Band and Cinder Blue.
As a dedicated educator, Morganne specializes in private violin instruction, group violin classes, and music literacy classes. Morganne currently teaches at the Indiana University String Academy, the Indianapolis Suzuki Academy, and serves as an Associate Instructor in the Music Education Department at IU, where she is also pursuing a doctoral degree. Previously, Morganne served on the faculties of the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, Diller-Quaile School of Music, Cuyahoga Community College’s Orchestra Program, and Cleveland Institute of Music’s Sato Center for Suzuki Studies. Morganne has taught at several summer festivals, including Midsummer Sound (Barrie, Ontario) and the Meadowmount School of Music (Westport, NY), where she served as teaching assistant to Dr. Ann Setzer (Juilliard/Mannes). Morganne’s teaching is informed by her training in string pedagogy with Dr. Setzer, workshops at Indiana University with Mimi Zweig and Dr. Brenda Brenner, and her experience in the Dalcroze approach. Morganne’s extensive study of Ashtanga yoga informs her knowledge of anatomy, influencing her playing and teaching. She is a certified Suzuki teacher, and received her training at the School for Strings and Cleveland Institute of Music.
As a researcher, Morganne focuses on string pedagogy, applied studio teaching, and the intersection of technology and education. She has an article exploring the use of radio in music education in the 1940s in press with the Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, and is currently conducting a descriptive study on private string teachers’ experiences teaching virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic. Morganne also serves as Editorial Assistant for the Journal of Research in Music Education.
Morganne received her Masters Degree in violin performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music, and her Bachelors of Music in violin performance from the Mannes School of Music. Her primary teachers included Dr. Ann Setzer and David Updegraff, and she studied chamber music with Todd Phillips (Orion String Quartet/Orpheus Chamber Orchestra) and Peter Salaff (Cleveland Quartet). Morganne is currently working towards a PhD in Music Education at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. At IU, Morganne studies violin and pedagogy with Dr. Brenda Brenner and Mimi Zweig.