Faculty Recital: Melissa Morey and Mélange à Trois

September 30 at 3:304:30 pm[1h]
Bjorling Recital Hall

Faculty Recital: Melissa Morey and Mélange à Trois Bjorling Recital Hall

The Music Department presents Adjunct Instructor of Horn Melissa Morey in concert with horn trio Mélange à Trois. The trio performs well-known works of the horn trio genre, but also strives to bring contemporary horn trios to audiences as well as commission new works.

This performance is free and open to the public, no ticket is required.

About the Performer:

Melissa Morey is a free-lance professional horn player, horn teacher, and singer, who holds a Master of Music degree in horn performance and pedagogy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she studied with Douglas Hill. Morey earned a Bachelor of Music degree in vocal music education (with departmental distinction) from St. Olaf College where she studied horn with Priscilla McAfee and voice with Margaret Eaves-Smith, and was a member of and soloist with the St. Olaf Choir, St. Olaf Band, and St. Olaf Orchestra. Other teachers include Michael Gast (principal horn of Minnesota Orchestra), Mark Perkins, and Charlotte and Michael Morey.

Morey has performed in numerous professional vocal and instrumental groups throughout the Twin Cities region, most notably the Minnesota Orchestra and the Dale Warland Singers, and currently serves as the principal horn for Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra. She was recently featured as the soloist with the Saint Olaf College Band for the 2013 Homecoming Concert.

In addition to running Morey Horn Studio, Morey is also one-third of the Mélange à Trois horn trio (Cara Wilson - violin, Stephen Self - piano), and teaches at Gustavus Adolphus College (St. Peter, Minn.) and Concordia-St. Paul.

Morey has many years of experience in arts administration (former Director of Operations for the Minnesota Chorale and International Tour Coordinator for Gateway Music Festivals & Tours) and served on the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra for six years (four of which were as Board President). She lives in St. Paul with her band-director, trumpet-playing husband Nicholas Ellison and their two music-loving cats, Boris and Natasha.

AudiencePublic
ContactMara Klein — 507-933-7013
CategoryFine Arts
SponsorDepartment of Music