Melody Morrison (Cat. III)
Melody Morrison is a second-year graduate student at University of Idaho's Lionel Hampton School of Music, where she is studying to attain a Master's in Music with a concentration in Piano Performance and Pedagogy. Melody studies piano under Professor Roger McVey and holds a Graduate Teaching Assistantship at the University of Idaho, where she teaches Class Piano to music majors and minors, and accompanies Women’s Chorus, Orchestra and instrumentalists. She is actively involved with the U of I's Music Teacher's National Association Collegiate Chapter and is serving as Chair of Finances during the 2017-18 academic year.
Ms. Morrison has been playing piano since the age of five and has been teaching private lessons since 2011. Melody holds a Bachelor of Science in Piano Performance from Corban University in Salem, OR. During the course of her undergraduate study at Corban, she served as pianist and percussionist in Jazz Band, assistant principal second violinist in Chamber Orchestra, and accompanist for Chamber Choir. She also appeared as a guest soloist with the Corban University Concert Band and was a recipient of the 2016 Music Performance Award. During her time at U of I, Morrison won the 2016-17 University of Idaho Concerto Competition and the 2016-17 Washington-Idaho Symphony’s Young Artist Competition. Through these she has been able to perform Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A Minor with the University of Idaho Symphony Orchestra and is scheduled to perform with the Washington-Idaho Symphony as a guest artist during the 2017-18 concert season.
Ms. Morrison uses all of her past and present musical experiences to enhance her teaching in creative approaches and aims for each student to learn about and love music, while having fun along the way.