Piano

Ruth Morrow

2017 Core Faculty


Ruth Morrow, NCTM, is the current Dolores P. Bolin and D. Phil and Aurora S. Bolin Chair of Piano at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. She currently teaches piano, piano pedagogy, keyboard literature, music literature, and music history.  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. 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 invited lecture-recitals have been at Indiana University (Bloomington, Indiana) and the  Conservatorio de Música de Puerto Rico (San Juan, Puerto Rico).  She is currently researching and performing solo piano music which heightens our awareness of human rights issues, and will be presenting at the MTNA National Conference, the Clute International Conference on Education (Stockholm, Sweden), and the 2017 International Conference of Arts in Society (the Sorbonne, Paris, France).  She will be performing the Schumann Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54, with the Orquestra Sinfónica de Oriente in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, this coming October.

 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 run/walker.