Miss. Morgan M. Short

Harp Teacher

Morgan Short

SAA Member


Kernersville, NC
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Morgan Short is a rising star in the harp community. As a top prize winner, she has been awarded ten concerto appearances since 2015; performing the Debussy Dances with the U.S. Navy, Mozart’s Flute and Harp Concerto with members of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and Handel’s Concerto in B flat Major with the North Carolina Symphony (2019), Fayetteville Symphony, the Delta Symphony, Liberty University Symphony and the Roanoke Youth Symphony. Additionally, as Guest Artist for the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival 25th Anniversary, Ms. Short performed Ravel’s Introduction and Allegro and Mozart’s Flute and Harp Concerto with flutist, Emma Resmini in 2017. Also, as a featured artist for UNCSA’s Summer Harp Festival, she performed a Solo Concert in 2017. Most recently in the summer of 2018 Morgan competed at the Eastern Music Festival and was awarded her tenth concerto, and will be performing Pierne’s Concertstuck in July.

In 2015, Morgan received the Ambassador Middendorf Award from the U.S. Navy and Captain Walden praised Morgan for her “dedication and talent” in the Navy Fanfare Magazine. In the same year, after winning the “Play with the Pros” Concerto Competition at Saratoga Harp Colony, Elizabeth Hainen (Principal Harpist of the Philadelphia Orchestra) praised Morgan for her “stellar performance” of Mozart’s Flute and Harp Concerto alongside members of the Philadelphia Orchestra at Skidmore College. Additionally, the Women’s View Magazine, May issue which is archived online, did a cover story on Morgan’s Harp Concerti adventures.

Notable performance venues include Carnegie Hall as Principal Harpist with Virginia Tech’s Symphonic Wind Ensemble at age 15, and Galeri Caernarfon (Wales, UK) as well as the Mora Ferenc Museum, (Szeged, Hungary) for three international harp competitions, where she performed in a harp documentary which aired on Hungarian Duna TV. She has also been a featured performer at Arthur Zankel Music Hall, Saratoga Springs, NY for a prominent summer harp festival (Saratoga Harp Colony), broadcast and archived on he Livestream App in 2014 and 2015.

2018 Rosen-Schaffel Concerto Competition/Finalist (Competition to be July 2018)
2018 Eastern Music Festival Concerto Competition Award
2018 American Harp Society—Anne Adams Award, Finalist
2018 North Carolina Symphony/Kathleen Price & Joseph Bryan Young Artist Award
2018 Fayetteville Symphony/Harlan Duenow Young Artist Award
2018 Euterpe Greensboro (NFMC) Grand Prize Instrumental Award
2018 Semans Art Fund Grant
2018 Alexandria Symphony/Mary Graham Lasley Concerto Competition Awarded 2nd Prize
2017 Classics Alive Concert Artist Management Semifinalist, awarded the Young Artist’s Ambassador
2017 UNCSA Career Development Grant
2017 Delta Symphony Young Artist Award
2016 Lion’s Club Bland Music Competition Scholarship Award/4th in State
2016 Liberty University Young Artist Award
2015 Ambassador Middendorf Award
2015 US Navy Band Young Artist Award
2015 Hilton Head Symphony Finalist Award
2014 RYSO Young Artist Award
2012 Young Artists Harp Seminar International Competition/3rd Prize
2012 American Harp Society, Mid-Atlantic Harp Competition/2nd Prize
2010 Young Artists Harp Seminar Orchestral Competition 1st Prize

Tom Kenan Merit Scholar (2017-2021)
Alex and Sheila Ewing Scholar, Orchestra Merit Scholar, and Campus Arts Scholar (2017-2018).

Morgan is currently pursuing a BM in Harp Performance at UNCSA where she studies with Jacquelyn Bartlett and receives additional instruction from Elisabeth Remy Johnson, Principal Harpist of the Atlanta Symphony. Morgan is also a certified Suzuki Instructor and is available to teach harp in North Carolina and SW Virginia. Follow Morgan’s Career on her professional Facebook “Morgan Short, Harpist” and Subscribe to her YouTube channel with over 50 videos.