Miss. Morgan M. Short

Harp Teacher

Morgan Short

SAA Member

Contact

Boones Mill, VA
540-798-9546
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Harpist Morgan Short studies with Elisabeth Remy Johnson, principal harpist of the Atlanta Symphony, and Jacquelyn Bartlett at the North Carolina School of the Arts. She has been an active participant in summer festivals and harp camps, attending The American Harp Institute, Young Artist’s Harp Seminar, Saratoga Harp Colony, and Masterworks Festival. Ms. Short has performed in master classes with notable harpists Elizabeth Hainen, Marissa Robles, Judy Loman, Joan Holland, Mieko Inoue, Gillian Sella, Maria Luisa Rayan, Kathleen Bride, and Julie Smith Phillips.

Since 2011, Morgan has served as principal harpist for the Roanoke Youth Symphony and the New River Valley Symphony, performing under the baton of Stephen White, William Glazebrook and David Wiley, such notable repertoire as the following:
Mahler, Symphony No. 1
Respighi, Pines of Rome
Respighi, The Birds
Brahms, Requiem
Rimsky-Korsakov, Russian Easter Overture
Rimsky-Korsakov, Capriccio Espagnol
Britten, Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra (Televised to over 20,000 students)
Holst, The Planets
Chabier, Espana
Stravinsky, The Firebird Suite (SW Ballet)
Bizet, Carmen Suite
Copland, Billy the Kid
Ravel, Pavane

And as principal harpist (2013) for the Masterworks Festival Orchestra under the baton of Andrew Sewell, David Bowden and Miriam Burns she performed the following:
Berlioz, Symphonie Fantastique
Verdi, La Forza del Destino
Ravel, Bolero

In 2013, at age 15, Morgan was invited to perform with Virginia Tech’s Symphonic Wind Ensemble under the baton of Travis Cross, for a three performance tour concluding at Carnegie Hall Stern Auditorium for the New York International Music Festival. As principal harpist she performed the following:
Bernstein, Overture to Candide
Maslanka, Symphony No. 4

An avid competitor Morgan has received numerous awards and honors, totaling close to $5000 having entered 40 competitions and taken 20 places/prizes since 2012. In 2015, she was awarded the Ambassador Middendorf Award from the US Navy and in the same year she received two more Young Artist Concerto Competition Awards from local symphonies.

Morgan has been invited to perform concerti with numerous orchestras since 2015. Her performances are as follows:
US Navy Band, conductor Captain Walden, performed the Debussy Danses
Roanoke Youth Symphony, conductor William Glazebrook, performed Handel Concerto B flat
Play With The Pros (Members of Philadelphia Orchestra) performed Mozart Flute and Harp Concerto
Liberty University Symphony, conductor Dr. John Kinchen III, performed Handel Concerto in B flat
Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival, 2017 UPCOMING PERFORMANCE, Mozart Flute/Harp & Ravel’s I/A.

Lastly, Morgan has performed in a variety of venues across the world, including the Galeri Caernarfon in Wales and the Mora Ferenc Museum in Szeged, Hungary where she performed on Hungarian Duna TV in a documentary featuring the III International Szeged Harp Competition. As a recitalist she has performed at retirement homes, churches in Virginia and North Carolina, Ferrum College, and the Roanoke Symphony Green Room, and provides music for benefit concerts. She actively freelances in Virginia and North Carolina, and looks forward to performing for your event.

Morgan has volunteered with children’s organizations since age 10 and regularly instructs children at a local elementary school and at a church for refugees. Most recently, she has initiated an introductory program called Harp Tasting which allows students ages 7-18 to acquaint themselves with the instrument and beginning (Salzedo) harp technique.