College of Arts and Sciences


  • Morris Wins International Prize

    September 28, 2010

    Dr. Quinton Morris, Director of Chamber and Instrumental Music and Assistant Professor of Music at Seattle University, was named a distinguished prizewinner of the Ibla International Grand Prize Competition held in Sicily (Ragusa Ibla), Italy. He performed Sonata No. 3 in G minor by Chevalier de Saint-Georges, Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still, Gypsy Airs by Wilhelm Ernst, and the original piece “Baroque Poeme.” Based in New York City, the Ibla Foundation organizes an annual music competition for instrumentalists and composers. Morris, a Washington native, has been on the Music faculty since fall of 2007.

    Morris has performed in concert halls throughout the United States, Europe, and the Middle East. He is the recipient of numerous competition awards including The Boston Conservatory Chamber Music Honors Competition, the Louisiana Junior Philharmonic Orchestra Young Artist’s Concerto Competition, Seattle Philharmonic Concerto Competition, the NAACP ACT-SO Competition, the North Carolina Federation of Music Clubs String Competitionm, and the Ebony Showcase Music Award.

    Later this year, Morris will have his Carnegie Hall debut with Indra Thomas and will play the Barber Violin Concerto with the Thalia Symphony.  

    This past summer, Dr. Morris also recorded two CD’s, the first being a solo recording of the complete sonatas of Chevalier de Saint Georges on MSR Classics-Albany Records. His second was a collaborative recording for soprano, violin and piano with soprano Indra Thomas on Nazos International Records.

    The Fine Arts Department, one of 33 departments in the College of Arts and Sciences , offers undergraduate degrees in art history, music, theater, visual art, digital design, and photography and an MFA in Arts Leadership. 


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