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Dr. Ruth Morrow

Email Addresses
ruth.morrow@msutexas.edu
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  • Music
    Professor; Bolin Distinguished Chair of Piano

    Office Location
    Fain Fine Arts Center C117 K
    Phone
    Voice: (940) 397-4789
    Fax: (940) 397-4511
    Mobile: (940) 867-2760
  •   Semester Course # Section Course Name Location Days / Times
    Details Spring 2019 MUSC 2733 201 Introduction to Western and World Music Fain Fine Arts Center C111

    TR 8:00a - 9:20a

    Details Spring 2019 4963 201 Senior Project Fain Fine Arts Center C117K

    to be determined 

    Details Spring 2019 1961, 2961, 3961, 4961 201 Chamber Ensemble Fain Fine Arts Center C117K

    TBD

    Details Spring 2019 1281, 2281, 3281, 4281 201 Harpsichord Fain Fine Arts Center C117K

    To Be Arranged individually within student and teacher schedules at a mutually agreeable time.

    Details Spring 2019 1221, 1222, 2221,2222, 3221, 3222, 4221, 4222 201 Piano Fain Fine Arts Center C117K

    To Be Arranged individually within student and teacher schedules at a mutually agreeable time.

    Details Fall 2018 3843 101 Keyboard Literature Fain Fine Arts Center
    Details Fall 2018 2733 101 Introduction to Western and World Music Fain Fine Arts Center C111
    Details Fall 2018 1221, 1222, 2221, 2222, 3221, 3222, 4221, 4222 101 Piano Fain Fine Arts Center C117K
    Details Spring 2018 MUSC 2733 101 Introduction to Western and World Music Fain Fine Arts Center C111

    TR 8:00a - 9:20a

    Details Spring 2018 4963 201 Senior Project Fain Fine Arts Center C117K

    to be determined 

    Details Spring 2018 1961, 2961, 3961, 4961 101 Chamber Ensemble Fain Fine Arts Center C117K

    TBD

    Details Spring 2018 1281, 2281, 3281, 4281 201 Harpsichord Fain Fine Arts Center C117K

    To Be Arranged individually within student and teacher schedules at a mutually agreeable time.

    Details Spring 2018 1221, 1222, 2221,2222, 3221, 3222, 4221, 4222 101 Piano Fain Fine Arts Center C117K

    To Be Arranged individually within student and teacher schedules at a mutually agreeable time.

    Details Fall 2017 MUSC 4963 101 Independent Study in Music Fain Fine Arts Center C117K

    TBD

    Details Fall 2017 MUSC 3833 101 Piano Pedagogy Fain Fine Arts Center C117C

    TR 2:00p - 3:20p

    Details Fall 2017 MUSC 2733 101 Introduction to Western and World Music Fain Fine Arts Center C111

    TR 8:00a - 9:20a in Fain Fine Arts Center C111

    Details Fall 2017 1961, 2961, 3961, 4961 101 Chamber Ensemble Fain Fine Arts Center C117K

    TBD

    Details Fall 2017 1281, 2281, 3281, 4281 101 Harpsichord Fain Fine Arts Center C117K

    To Be Arranged individually within student and teacher schedules at a mutually agreeable time.

    Details Fall 2017 1221, 1222, 2221,2222, 3221, 3222, 4221, 4222 101 Piano Fain Fine Arts Center C117K

    To Be Arranged individually within student and teacher schedules at a mutually agreeable time.

    Details Spring 2017 MUSC 4963 101 Independent Study in Music Fain Fine Arts Center C117K

    TBD

    Details Spring 2017 MUSC 2733 101 Introduction to Western and World Music Fain Fine Arts Center C117A

    TR 8:00a - 9:20a

    Details Spring 2017 1281, 2281, 3281, 4281 201 Harpsichord Fain Fine Arts Center C117K

    To Be Arranged individually within student and teacher schedules at a mutually agreeable time.

    Details Spring 2017 1221, 1222, 2221,2222, 3221, 3222, 4221, 4222 201 Piano Fain Fine Arts Center C117K

    To Be Arranged individually within student and teacher schedules at a mutually agreeable time.

    Details Fall 2016 MUSC 2733 101 Introduction to Western and World Music Fain Fine Arts Center C117A

    TR 8:00a - 9:20a

    Details Fall 2016 1221, 1222, 2221,2222, 3221, 3222, 4221, 4222 101 Piano Fain Fine Arts Center C117K

    To Be Arranged individually within student and teacher schedules at a mutually agreeable time.

    Details Spring 2016 MUSC 2733 101 Introduction to Western and World Music Fain Fine Arts Center C117A

    TR 8:00a - 9:20a

    Details Spring 2016 1221, 1222, 2221,2222, 3221, 3222, 4221, 4222 201 Piano Fain Fine Arts Center C117K

    To Be Arranged individually within student and teacher schedules at a mutually agreeable time.

    Details Fall 2015 MUSC 2733 101 Introduction to Western and World Music Fain Fine Arts Center C117A

    TR 8:00a - 9:20a

    Details Fall 2015 1221, 1222, 2221,2222, 3221, 3222, 4221, 4222 201 Piano Fain Fine Arts Center C117K

    To Be Arranged individually within student and teacher schedules at a mutually agreeable time.

    Details Spring 2015 MUSC 3823 201 Pedagogy of Music Fain Fine Arts Center C117A

    TR 2:00 - 3:15 p.m. + teaching.

    Details Spring 2015 3743 201 Western and World Music II Fain Fine Arts Center C117A

    TR 12:30p - 1:50p

    Details Spring 2015 1281, 2281, 3281, 4281 201 Harpsichord Fain Fine Arts Center C117K

    To Be Arranged individually within student and teacher schedules at a mutually agreeable time.

    Details Spring 2015 1221, 1222, 2221,2222, 3221, 3222, 4221, 4222 201 Piano Fain Fine Arts Center C117K

    To Be Arranged individually within student and teacher schedules at a mutually agreeable time.

    Details Spring 2015 1000 101 Recital Attendance Akin Auditorium n/a

    Tuesdays 11:00 - 11:50

    Details Fall 2014 3753 101 Western and World Music III Fain Fine Arts Center C117C

    TR 8:00 - 9:20; F 8:00 - 8:50

    Details Fall 2014 2733 101 Introduction to Western and World Music Fain Fine Arts Center C117A

    TR 12:30p - 1:50p

    Details Fall 2014 1321 101 Piano Proficiency Fain Fine Arts Center C117K

    To Be Arranged individually within student and teacher schedules at a mutually agreeable time.

    Details Fall 2014 1221, 1222, 2221,2222, 3221, 3222, 4221, 4222 101 Piano Fain Fine Arts Center C117K

    To Be Arranged individually within student and teacher schedules at a mutually agreeable time.

    Details Fall 2014 1000 101 Recital Attendance Akin Auditorium n/a

    Tuesdays 11:00 - 11:50

    Details Spring 2014 4632 201 Practicum in Instrumental Accompanying Fain Fine Arts Center Seminar Room

    MW 10:00a - 10:50a in the Music Seminar Room of the Fain Fine Arts Center

    Details Spring 2014 4612 201 Practicum in Vocal Accompanying Fain Fine Arts Center Music Seminar Room

    MW 10:00a - 10:50a in the Music Seminar Room of the Fain Fine Arts Center.

    Details Spring 2014 3743 201 Music History II Fain Fine Arts Center C117A

    TR 12:30p - 1:50p; W 8:00a - 8:50a

    Details Spring 2014 1321 201 Piano Proficiency Fain Fine Arts Center C117K

    To Be Arranged individually within student and teacher schedules at a mutually agreeable time.

    Details Spring 2014 1221, 1222, 2221,2222, 3221, 3222, 4221, 4222 201 Piano Fain Fine Arts Center C117K

    To Be Arranged individually within student and teacher schedules at a mutually agreeable time.

    Details Spring 2014 1000 101 Recital Attendance Akin Auditorium n/a

    Tuesdays 11:00 - 11:50

    Details Fall 2013 MUSC-3733 101 Music History I Fain Fine Arts Center C117A

    TR 12:30p - 1:50p; W 8:00a - 8:50a

    Details Fall 2013 MUSC 3833 101 Piano Pedagogy Fain Fine Arts Center C117H

    TR 9:30 - 10:20 + teaching.

    Details Fall 2013 1321 101 Piano Proficiency Fain Fine Arts Center C117K

    To Be Arranged individually within student and teacher schedules at a mutually agreeable time.

    Details Fall 2013 1281, 2281, 3281, 4281 101 Harpsichord Fain Fine Arts Center C117K

    To Be Arranged individually within student and teacher schedules at a mutually agreeable time.

    Details Fall 2013 1221, 1222, 2221,2222, 3221, 3222, 4221, 4222 101 Piano Fain Fine Arts Center C117K

    To Be Arranged individually within student and teacher schedules at a mutually agreeable time.

    Details Fall 2013 1000 101 Recital Attendance Akin Auditorium n/a

    Tuesdays 11:00 - 11:50

    Details Spring 2013 MUSC 3823 201 Pedagogy of Music Fain Fine Arts Center C117H

    TR 2:00 - 2:50 p.m. + teaching.

    Details Spring 2013 3743 201 Western and World Music III Fain Fine Arts Center C117C

    TR 8:00 - 9:20; F 8:00 - 8:50

    Details Spring 2013 1321 201 Piano Proficiency Fain Fine Arts Center C117K

    To Be Arranged individually within student and teacher schedules at a mutually agreeable time.

    Details Spring 2013 1221, 1222, 2221,2222, 3221, 3222, 4221, 4222 201 Piano Fain Fine Arts Center C117K

    To Be Arranged individually within student and teacher schedules at a mutually agreeable time.

    Details Spring 2013 1000 201 Recital Attendance Akin Auditorium n/a

    Tuesdays 11:00 - 11:50

    Details Fall 2012 MUSC-3743 101 Western and World Music II Fain Fine Arts Center C117C

    TR 8:00 - 9:20; F 8:00 - 8:50

    Details Fall 2012 1321 101 Piano Proficiency Fain Fine Arts Center C117K

    To Be Arranged individually within student and teacher schedules at a mutually agreeable time.

    Details Fall 2012 1231,1721 101 Piano Fain Fine Arts Center C117K

    To Be Arranged individually within student and teacher schedules at a mutually agreeable time.

    Details Fall 2012 1221, 1222, 2221,2222, 3221, 3222, 4221, 4222 101 Piano Fain Fine Arts Center C117K

    To Be Arranged individually within student and teacher schedules at a mutually agreeable time.

    Details Fall 2012 1000 101 Recital Attendance Akin Auditorium n/a

    Thursday 11:00 - 11:50

    Details Spring 2012 MUSC-3733 201 Music History I Fain Fine Arts Center C117C

    TR 8:00 - 9:20; W 9:00 - 9:50

    Details Spring 2012 MUSC 3843 201 Keyboard Literature Fain Hall TBD
    Details Spring 2012 1321 201 Piano Proficiency Fain Fine Arts Center C117K

    To Be Arranged individually within student and teacher schedules at a mutually agreeable time.

    Details Spring 2012 1221, 1223, 3221, 3223 201 Piano Fain Fine Arts Center C117K

    To Be Arranged individually within student and teacher schedules at a mutually agreeable time.

    Details Spring 2012 1000 201 Recital Attendance Akin Auditorium n/a

    Thursday 11:00 - 11:50

    Details Fall 2011 MUSC-3743 101 Music History II Fain Fine Arts Center C117C

    MTWR 8:00 - 9:00

    Details Fall 2011 MUSC 3833 101 Piano Pedagogy Fain Fine Arts Center C117H

    TR 12:30-1:50

    Details Fall 2011 1221, 1223, 3221, 3223 101 Piano Fain Fine Arts Center C117H

    To Be Arranged individually within student and teacher schedules at a mutually agreeable time.

    Details Fall 2011 1000 101 Recital Attendance Akin Auditorium n/a

    Thursday 11:00 - 11:50

    Details Spring 2011 MUSC-3733 201 Music History I Fain Fine Arts Center C117C

    TR 8:00 - 9:20

    Details Spring 2011 MUSC 3823 201 Pedagogy of Music Fain Fine Arts Center C117H

    TR 12:30 - 1:50 p.m.

    Details Spring 2011 1000 101 Recital Attendance Akin Auditorium n/a

    Wednesday 12:00 - 12:50

    Details Fall 2010 MUSC-3632 101 Analysis of Musical Form Fain Fine Arts Center C117A

    TR 2:00 - 2:50

  • Institution Degree Graduation Date
    Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester Master of Arts in Musicology
    Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester Master of Music in Piano Performance
    Whitman College Bachelor of Arts in Music; Philosophy
    Southern California Movement Institute Certified Instructor of Feldenkrais
    Indiana University Doctor of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy
  • Institution Position Start Date End Date
    Indiana University Founding Faculty Member - Piano Academy 1985
    Midwestern State University Professor and Bolin Distinguished Chair of Piano, Department of Music 1989-09-01
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    Dr. Ruth E. Morrow, NCTM, is the current Dolores P. Bolin and D. Phil and Aurora S. Bolin Chair of Piano and Chair of the Department of Music at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas.  She 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).  With a background spans all musical styles and includes performances throughout the United States and Europe, Dr. Morrow remains in demand as recitalist, collaborative pianist, and lecturer on topics from ragtime to movement.  She teaches at the Indiana University Piano Academy each summer, and is a Certified Instructor of the Feldenkrais® Method.  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, a half marathon in all 50 states and so far on 6 continents.

     

    2017-18:

    • Collaborative Pianist with Dr. Chris Vivio, tuba, at the European South Regional Low Brass Conference, Royal Conservatory of Music, Madrid, Spain (summer)
    • Collaborative Pianist with Dr. Chris Vivio, tuba, at the Southeast Regional Low Brass Conference, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL (spring)
    • Faculty recital with Dr. Chris Vivio, tuba, MSU (spring)
    • ​Piano Soloist with the MSU Orchestra: Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue (spring)
    • "Lebewohl": A Musical Motif for Peace, lecture-recital presented at the 2018 Regional Conference of the College Music Society - South Central Chapter, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Durant, OK (spring)
    • Guest Recital at Lamar University, Beaumont, TX (spring)
    • Guest Faculty Recital with Anthony Williams, trombone, MSU (spring)
    • Soloist and Collaborative Pianist on MSU Faculty Recital (fall)
    • Guest/Faculty Recital with Alan Bowers, tenor, MSU (fall)
    • Piano Soloist with the Orquestra Sinfonica de Oriente: Schumann Piano Concerto in a minor, Op. 54.  Santiago de Cuba, Cuba (fall)
    • Chamber Music performance for the opening of Burns Chapel, MSU (fall)
    • A Call to Conscience: Human Rights through Music for Solo Piano, presented at the Arts in Society International Conference, Paris, France (summer)

     

    2016-17:

    • Council of Music of the Three Americas: lecture recital "In Speech Beyond Words: Creating a Call for Conscience and Inclusion in Music for Solo Piano" at the DECOLONIZING MUSIC: The Music Forum of the Americas conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico (fall)
    • Wichita Falls Asts Alliance: collaborative pianist (along with Dr. Martin Camacho) with Ollana Goudeau and Ashley Renee Watkins, Midwestern State University Akin Auditorium (fall)
    • Pianist with the MSU Orchestra: Glinka'Divertimento Brilliante (fall)
    • MSU Faculty Forum: "In Speech Beyond Words: Creating a Call for Conscience and Inclusion in Music for Solo Piano" (spring)
    • Poster Presentation, "Creating a Call for Conscience and Inclusion in Solo Piano Music," at the Music Teachers National Association annual conference, Baltimore, Maryland (spring)
    • Wichita Falls Ballet Signature Series: 4-hands piano performance (with Dr. Martin Camacho) of Ravel's La vals, danced in MSU Fain Fine Arts Thratre (spring)
    • Collaborative recital with Dr. Christopher Vivio, low brass (spring)
    • Ensemble pianist in MSU Wind Ensemble for Joan Tower's Fascinating Ribbons (spring)
    • 5th Mediterranean Interdisciplinary Forum on Social Sciences and Humanities: "Lebewohl": A Musical Motif for Peace, Barcelona, Spain (summer)
    • Clute International Conference on Education: "In Speech Betond Words: Creating a Call for Conscience and Inclusion in Music for Solo Piano".  Stockholm, Sweden (Summer)
    • The Arts in Society International Conference: "A Call to Conscience: Human Rights through Music for Solo Piano", Paris, France (summer)
    • "Harpsichord Music on the Piano", invited presentation for the students, faculty, and staff of the Indiana University Piano Academy, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana (summer)
    • program notes for the Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra 2016-17 season

     

    2015-16:

    • Faculty Chamber Music Recital with Dr. Andrew Allen, saxophone (fall)
    • Faculty Chamber Music Recital with Dr. Matthew Luttrell and Dr. Hana Beloglavic, trombone (spring)
    • Solo recital: "Chasing Sleep: Music of John Adams, Lowell Liebermann, and Margaret Bonds" (spring)
    • Guest Faculty Recital: Indiana University Piano Academy, Bloomington, IN (summer
    • Obbligato piano part of the Bloch Concerto Grosso with the MSU Orchestra (spring)
    • College Music Society South Central Region Annual Conference: Program Chair, Presentation Selection Committee Chair, Composition Selection Committee member (spring)

     

    2014-15:

    • Faculty Chamber Music Recitals with Dr. Andrew Allen, saxophone (fall and spring)
    • Received grant from the Fain College of Fine Arts for research on furthering musical and physical technique at the piano
    • Solo recital: music of W.A. Mozart and Franz Schubert
    • Invited Skype lecture-recital for Region IX elementary and middle school students on W.A. Mozart's Variations on 'Ah, vious dirai-je, Maman, K. 264/300e​; hosted by the Kemp Center for the Arts
    • Judged various piano festivals and competitions for the Plano Music Teachers Association (PMTA)
    • "How to Focus Practicing between Lessons: Stylistic Considerations from each Musical Period, " invited presentation for the students, faculty, and staff of the Indiana University Piano Academy, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
    • "Sprezzatura! Preparing for Ease in a Digital Age," workshop presented at the 2015 international conference of New Directions in the Humanities, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    • Soloist with MSU Wind Ensemble: George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue
    • Collaborative pianist for MSU instrumental music majors: recitals and juries
    • Invited performance during the Alan Fraser Piano Institute, Weber University, Ogden, Utah

     

    2013-14:

    • Ruth Morrow & Friends Hallowe'en Recital
    • Received grant from the Fain College of Fine Arts for research on multi-tasking at the piano
    • Invited talk for Plano Music Teachers Association (PMTA), Plano, Texas
    • Ruth Morrow & Friends April Fool's Concert
    • Soloist with MSU Wind Ensemble: Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue
    • "Firing on All Cylinders; or, When 1 + 1 = 3," paper presented at the 2014 international conference of New Directions in the Humanities, Madrid, Spain
    • "How to Begin: What to Do While Learning the Notes," invited presentation for the students, faculty, and staff of the Indiana University Piano Academy, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
    • Collaborative pianist for recitals for all MSU Music Department woodwind position finalists
    • Invited performance during the Alan Fraser Piano Institute, Weber University, Ogden, Utah

     

    2012-13:

    • "Debussy 150:" a concert to commemorate the 150th year of Claude Debussy's birth including performers from the piano and voice studios (MSU) as well as community members.
    • "Music is Music: releasing the Divides Towards Making Us Whole," presentation at the 2013 international conference of New Directions in the Humanities, Budapest, Hungary.

     

    2011-12:

    • Soloist with the Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra: Bartok Piano Concerto No. 3
    • "A Mixture of Seeming Opposites: World Music and Music in the Western Euaopean Tradition," co-presented with Prof. Ulrike Brinksmeier (College of Mount St. Joseph, Cincinnati, OH) at the biennial conference of the International Society of Music Educators (ISME) in Thessaloniki, Greece.
    • "Mindful Practice Habits," poster presentation and dialogue at the biennial conference of ISME, Thessaloniki, Greece.
    • Wrote program notes for the 2011-12 season of the Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra.
    • Organized "Chopin Preludes Op. 28:" a recital by the collegiate pianists of Midwestern State University.

     

    2010-11:

    • Solo piano performance on faculty recital: Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, June 2010
    • Solo and chamber performances, Sails in the Desert Resort, Uluru/Ayers Rock, NT, Australia, July 2010
    • "Listening through Silence to Sound," paper presentation at the National Conference of the College Music Society, Minneapolis, MN, September 2010
    • Chamber Recital with Dr. David Johnson, violin: MSU, Steven F. Austin University
    • Chamber Recital with Dr. Roy Couch, tuba: Cameron University (Lawton, OK); MSU
    • Solo piano recital of the music of Mendelssohn, R. Schumann, Chopin, and Liszt (composers born 1809-11): MSU; Plano, TX