Ruth Morrow, 2016 Core Faculty
Ruth 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 currently teaches piano, piano pedagogy, keyboard literature, music literature, and music history, and has previously taught basic music, class piano, and opera workshop. Additionally, she teaches private students from the Wichita Falls area and judges throughout Texas for various music organizations.
Dr. Morrow is a consummate solo performer and collaborative pianist, giving approximately fifty concerts annually. She is equally at home with the music of living composers as that of the established masters. She gives master classes and lectures in addition to performing, and enjoys working with students to make them more at ease onstage. Recent performances and master classes have been at Lewis and Clark College (Portland, Oregon), Indiana University (Bloomington, Indiana), Midwestern State University (Wichita Falls, Texas), King George the Fifth, 6th Form College (Southport, England), and the University of Paris St. Denis (Paris, France).
Dr. Morrow 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 spanning all musical styles and including performances throughout the United States and Europe, Dr. Morrow remains in demand as recitalist, collaborative pianist, and lecturer on topics from ragtime to movement. A founding faculty member of the Indiana University Piano Academy, she teaches piano at the 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 runner.