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Morris began playing the guitar at the age of nine, studying with
Brian Hostetler in Indianapolis, Indiana. At the age of seventeen
he moved to Los Angeles to continue his studies; he received his
Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Southern California.
In 1994 he moved to New England, where he completed his Master of
Music degree and graduated with honors from Yale University. Mr.
Morris has also studied at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, with
Pepe Romero at the Internationalen Sommerakademie. Scott spent three
consecutive summers studying at the Aspen Music Festival. In masterclasses,
he has played for Eliot Fisk, David Russell, Norbert Kraft, David
Leisner, David Tanenbaum, and Anthony Newman, among others. His
main teachers have been Eilliam Kanengeiser, Scott Tennant, John
Dearman, Sharon Isbin, and Benjamin Verdery.
Scott has been awarded scholarships and prizes by the American
String Teachers Association, CSU Summer Arts, The Glendale Symphony
Orchestra Association, The
Aspen Music Festival, Artists International and the Yale School
He has performed throughout North America as well as in Europe.
In April of 1998, he gave his New York debut at Carnegie Hall.
Mr. Morris has also made several radio appearances including
Music of the Americas on KPFK in Los Angeles and John Schneider's
Scott Morris is a
member of the music faculty at Fullerton College (Orange County,
California), Cerritos College (Los Angeles), and The Cazadeo
Performing Arts Summer Festival (Northern California). He is also a
proud member of the J. D'Addario & Co., Inc., performance artist