Ruth Morrow

Professor of Music, Bolin Distinguished Chair of Piano, Piano, Keyboard Literature, Accompanying, Western & World Music
Office: FA C117K
Office Phone: (940) 397-4789
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Dr. Ruth E. Morrow, NCTM, holds the Dolores P. Bolin and D. Phil and Aurora S. Bolin Distinguished Chair of Piano at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. She currently teaches piano, piano pedagogy, music pedagogy, keyboard literature, western and world music, and has previously taught basic music, class piano, and opera workshop. Additionally, she teaches private students from the Wichita Falls area and judges throughout Texas for various music organizations and festivals.

Dr. Morrow is a consummate solo performer and collaborative pianist, giving numerous concerts annually in the Americas and abroad. With a background spanning most musical styles, she is equally at home with the music of living composers as that of the established masters. She gives master classes and lectures on topics from ragtime to movement in addition to performing, and enjoys working with students to make them more at ease onstage. Gisborne, New Zealand, and the island of Grenada, West Indies, have hosted Dr. Morrow for week-long residencies including performances, master classes, festivals, and workshops.

Dr. Morrow holds degrees from Indiana University (DM, Piano Performance and Pedagogy), the Eastman School of Music (MM, Piano; MA, Musicology), and Whitman College (BA, Music; Philosophy). She teaches at the Indiana University Piano Academy in Bloomington, Indiana, each summer. As avid a student as a teacher, Dr. Morrow consistently looks for avenues of personal and musical growth for both herself and her students; to this end she is a Certified Instructor of the Feldenkrais® Method and pursues research in an exploration of the intersections of classical and vernacular musics. In addition to her numerous musical endeavors, Dr. Morrow is an avid marathon and half-marathon runner. She has finished a marathon in all 50 states and on all seven continents and plans to do the same with half marathons.