College of Arts and Sciences


  • Morris Invited Back to Carnegie Hall

    February 23, 2011

    Dr. Quinton Morris, violinist, Director of Chamber and Instrumental Music, and Assistant Professor of Music, returns to Carnegie Hall for a second concert on January 21, 2012. The invitation followed his sold-out debut concert at Carnegie Hall last month. His next concert features sonatas by Chevalier de Saint-Georges, Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms and “Pastorella for Violin and Piano” by William Grant Still. Adjunct Professor Erin Chung will accompany Morris on the 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.

     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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