Michael Morrow
Associate Professor of Horn

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Michael Morrow is in his 39th year as Associate Professor of Horn at Texas A&M University-Commerce and his 27th season as 2nd horn of the Dallas Opera Orchestra.

While a student at Indiana University, Michael was the Principal horn for the National Touring Orchestras of Henry Mancini and Johnny Mathis. He studied under Philip Farkas. In addition to the Dallas Opera Orchestra, he has performed with the Ft Worth Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony, and Ft Wayne Philharmonic.

In 1994, Indiana State University honored him with the Music Alumni Outstanding Achievement Award where he presented masterclasses to ISU students and was horn soloist with the ISU Wind Ensemble. He has appeared as a soloist at the University of Arkansas, University of Kansas, University of North Texas, and at the 25th International horn Workshop. Mr. Morrow is a member of the Dallas Wind Symphony and has performed on eight compact discs with conductors Fredrick Fennell and Jerry Junkin. As a member of the Dallas Opera Orchestra he has performed the World Premiers' of Jake Hegges' Moby Dick and Jody Talbots' Everest. He has performed over eighty different operas with the Dallas Opera orchestra including Wagner's monumental four opera Ring cycle and Alban Berg's 20th century masterpiece Wozzeck.

For the past 24 summers, he has performed with the Breckenridge Music Festival Orchestra in Breckenridge, Colorado.  Mr. Morrow's recording of “Contest Solos for Horn” was released by Summit Records.  Michael lives in Heath, Texas.  His 13 year old daughter, Bailey Anne, is a fine cellist and an outstanding swimmer.

Educational Background

  • DMA, Brass Pedagogy, Indiana University, 1977
  • M.M., Horn Performance, Morehead State University, 1971
  • B.S., Music Education, Indiana State University, 1968
  • MUS 133: Class Instrument: Brass
  • MUS 149: Restricted Applied Horn
  • MUS 151: Minor Applied Horn
  • MUS 152: Principal Applied Horn
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