- On December 5, 2016
‘Miss Connie’ Morrison is a Tulsa native who began piano studies at age four. She attended Northeastern Oklahoma State University and Bradley University (Illinois) on full scholarships as a voice performance major, with minors in piano and pipe organ.
A performer, educator, adjudicator, composer and arranger, she brings a wealth of experience to the Saied Music family. She has enjoyed performing in such genres as opera, operetta, oratorio, liturgical, Broadway, cabaret and pop. Concert venues include the Crystal Cathedral, (California), Carnegie Hall (New York), St. Bavo’s Cathedral (the Netherlands), and the Schottenkirche Basilica (Vienna, Austria). Her teaching career in the U. S. and Saudi Arabia includes students from 38 countries. For the last 20 years in south Texas, she has taught, conducted and accompanied middle school and high school choral students where all of her eligible private voice students received superior ratings at state in Austin. She was also music director, choral conductor and pipe organist for the First United Methodist Church in San Benito, Texas.
An enthusiastic supporter of live performances, she was Production Committee Chair/President of the Harlingen Performing Arts Theatre for twelve years. Her one woman show “From Beethoven to Broadway” features voice, piano and pipe organ selections, including some of her own compositions.
Since moving to Broken Arrow, Ok. two years ago she has been the music director/show accompanist for several musicals for local theatres. She is the choral accompanist for Summit Christian Academy, soloist/choir member at Boston Ave. United Methodist Church, and vocalist/ accompanist for the Vocal Arts Ensemble. ‘Miss Connie’ emphasizes developing individual talents to the fullest in order to make music an integral and fun part of daily life for all ages.
“Life is like a piano. What you get out of it depends on how you play it”.