College of Arts and Sciences


  • Morris to Perform at Carnegie Hall

    November 8, 2010

    Dr. Quinton Morris , violinist, Director of Chamber and Instrumental Music, and Assistant Professor of Music , performs in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on January 15. His recital debut features works by Korngold, Tosti, Massenet, Saint-Saëns, Chausson, Still, Rachmaninoff, Smith, and Bonds. Joining him are international opera soprano Indra Thomas and Dr. Maimy Fong, piano.

    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 Competition, and the Ebony Showcase Music Award.  Most recently, Morris was a “Distinguished” prizewinner in the international Ibla Grand Prize held in Sicily, Italy, and completed a world tour where he performed concerts in Italy, France, Australia, Korea, and Japan. 

    Morris has been on the faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences since 2007. He is also the artistic/executive director and founder of The Young Eight, the only American string octet comprised of distinguished African- American string players from the nation’s prestigious music schools and conservatories.

    Morris recently recorded two CDs, a solo recording of the complete sonatas of Chevalier de Saint Georges with MSR/Albany Records and a collaborative project for soprano, violin, and piano with soprano Indra Thomas for Naxos International Records. 

    Morris was selected (along with Indra Thomas) through an application and audition process to perform a recital through a chamber music series at Carnegie Hall.  This marks the first recital in over a decade that has been performed by an artist from the Pacific Northwest.

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


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