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 focuses on high-level string pedagogy, specializing in private violin instruction, group violin classes, and music literacy classes. She has 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 and Orff approaches. She is a certified Suzuki teacher, and received her training at the School for Strings and Cleveland Institute of Music.
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). In the fall of 2019, Morganne will begin working towards a PhD in music education at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. She hopes to bridge the gap between performance and pedagogy, ensuring that the most gifted performers also become qualified and passionate teachers.
Morganne recently moved to Indianapolis with her husband, after a year-long sabbatical on Hawai’i Island. She is currently accepting a limited amount of students into her private studio. For more information, please visit the “lessons” page.