Michael Morton, Guest Artist Flute Recital February 6 at Laidlaw

Posted on February 2, 2018 by Keith Bohnet
Keith Bohnet

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Guest Artist Flutist Michael Morton

Guest Artist Micheal Morton, flutist, will present a recital on Tuesday, February 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the USA Laidlaw Performing Arts Center Recital Hall. His concert will feature a variety of styles of music including some of his own compositions.

Born in Nashville, Tennessee, he attended the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University during his high school years. He studied jazz at Berklee College of Music in Boston and classical performance at the University of Memphis and Chapman University where he received a Bachelor of Music degree. He earned his masters degree in flute performance from the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music. Michael’s principal teachers were Jim Walker (USC), Arthur Hoberman (Chapman), Bruce Erskine (UM) and Jane Kirchner (Blair).

Michael has been a member of the Auria Trio, the Los Angeles Flute Orchestra and principal flutist with the Southeast Symphony in Los Angeles. He has performed with or done recordings for Placido Domingo, Whitney Houston, Terrence Howard, Spike Lee, Terence Blanchard, Disney studios, Sony and Warner Brothers studios. Currently, he is a freelance flutist, recording artist and teacher in Nashville.

Tickets for this Musical Arts Series concert will be sold at the door only. Admission is $8 general and $5 for USA faculty & staff, USA students, youths under 18 and all senior citizens (cash or check only). Musical Arts Series season passes will of course be honored for admission to this event. Persons needing more information about this event or in need of special accommodation may call (251) 460-7116 or (251) 460-6136.

Need directions to Laidlaw? Just go to Google Maps at www.maps.google.com and enter "USA Laidlaw Performing Arts Center." We're actually on the corner of University Blvd. and USA Drive South.

Musical Arts Series Season Pass Holders may now reserve their place at concerts if they contact events coordinator Keith Bohnet by 5:00 p.m. the day previous to the event! Call (251) 460-7116 or email kbohnet@southalabama.edu. Please mention the amount of seats needed AND be sure you are planning on being in place at least 20 minutes in advance of the concert! (Pass Holders only please! Held seats not claimed within 20 minutes of the performance may be offered to other concert attendees.)

For information on how to join the Musical Arts Society, visit our website at www.southalabama.edu/music and click on "events and programs" to see everything you need to know about the Musical Arts Concert Series and USA's Musical Arts Society.

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