Detailed Information for Ruth Morrow

Dr. Ruth Morrow 
Music
 » Professor; Bolin Distinguished Chair of Piano
Office Location
Fain Fine Arts Center  C117 K
Office Hours

 
Phone
Voice: (940) 397-4789
Fax: (940) 397-4511
Mobile: (940) 867-2760
 
 

Contact Information

ruth.morrow@mwsu.edu

My Websites

Interests

20th-century music; Feldenkrais; silence; ragtime (both original era and current); the intersections of music history, theory, form, and performance, with special interest in the intersections of world and western European music.


Course Information

  Semester Course #    Section Course Name Location Days / Times
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




Education Background

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  



Employment Background

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  



Research and Publications

 

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 and plans to do the same with half marathons.

 

2013-14:

  • Ruth Morrow & Friends Hallowe'en Recita
  • 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