Assistant Professor of Music, Low Brass
Office: Walter Sillers Fine Arts Building
Dr. Ed Morse is Assistant Professor of Music at Mississippi Valley State University in Itta Bena, MS. At MVSU, Dr. Morse teaches applied trombone, tuba, and euphonium as well as music education and music appreciation classes. He also directs the MVSU Chamber Winds, a concert band that meets in the fall semester. He was previously Visiting Assistant Professor of Music at Bethune-Cookman University and Adjunct Instructor of Low Brass at Daytona State College in Daytona Beach, FL.
He holds a DMA in Trombone Performance from the University of Memphis, a MM in Trombone Performance from Baylor University, and a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. His primary teachers include John Mueller, Brent Phillips, Kevin Chiarizzio, and Don Hough.
Dr. Morse has performed tenor and bass trombone in the Jackson Symphony (TN) since 2009. He is a member of the Great River Trombone Quartet, a chamber group consisting of trombone professors from Tennessee and Mississippi. He can be heard playing Gregory Fritze’s Concertino and Euphonistic Dance on the CD Vibrations of Hope, a collaborative effort with pianist Dr. Rose Grace. He also played the American Premiere of that composer’s Trombonico: Moods for Trombone and Concert Band, a trombone concerto playing tribute to Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey.
His Tuba Euphonium Quartet composition Third Stream of Conscious has been performed throughout the US and was feature in the ITEA Journal. He is currently preparing his doctoral dissertation “Teaching Alto Trombone through Performance of 17th, 18th, and 19th Century Sonatas and Art Songs" for publication.
Dr. Morse can be found on the web at www.morsebone.com.