Morris Appointed to Artist Trust Board

Written by Laura Paskin
September 23, 2014

Music Professor Quinton Morris, director of the chamber and instrumental program in the Department of Performing Arts and Arts Leadership, was appointed to the Board of Directors of Artist Trust. The nonprofit organization is dedicated to supporting Washington State artists working in all creative disciplines.

“Artist Trust provides the necessary support to launch and sustain successful careers, through financial grants, career training and professional resources,” Morris said. “It supports the work of artists across the spectrum.”

Morris, who performed for a third time in a sold-out concert at Carnegie Hall in January 2014, has given concerts throughout the United States, Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. He will be performing on October 4, 2014, with the Everett Philharmonic and Music Professors Erin Chung and Kevin Krentz.

Morris earned his Doctor of Musical Arts at The University of Texas at Austin and has been on the faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences since 2007. He recently received a “40 Under 40 Award” by the Puget Sound Business Journal and was awarded rank and tenure to the associate professor level.  He is one of two living African-American violinists in United States history to obtain this academic distinction.  

The College of Arts and Sciences, the largest college in Seattle University, offers 41 undergraduate major degrees, 36 minors, and 6 master's degrees, including a B.M. in String Performance, BA in Interdisciplinary Arts, Music Emphasis, and MFA in Arts Leadership.