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December, 21, 2022
04:30 PM - 05:30 PM




David Morrison

David Morrison
Judy Morrison

Judy Morrison

The A-B-C Sight Reading Adventure!

Clinic Synopsis:

Just imagine…You hand out a composition, conduct the down beat...and your students perform it accurately and expressively the very first time! If this sounds good to you, then you are ready to embark on The A-B-C Sight Reading Adventure! David and Judy Morrison will guide you through a process that, in just a few minutes a day, will empower students to sight read with compelling accuracy, musical expression, and true artistry, as they unlock The Art IN Sight Reading!

David Morrison - Biographical Information

For nearly three decades, David Morrison built and maintained a nationally recognized band program at Prospect High School in Mt. Prospect, Illinois. Under his direction, both the Symphonic and Marching Bands consistently achieved top honors at state and national competitions. During his 50-year teaching career, Mr. Morrison worked with bands ranging from beginners to college graduates. His ensembles have performed in both the Tournament of Roses Parade and Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, as well as for U.S. Presidents Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush. After retiring from public school teaching, Mr. Morrison was named director of bands at the University of Illinois in Chicago. Mr. Morrison’s honors include the John Painter Lifetime Achievement Award, the John Philip Sousa Foundation Legion of Honor Award, and the Phi Beta Mu Bandmasters Hall of Fame recognition. In 2003, he was named Illinois Teacher of the Year. Mr. Morrison has been published in numerous music education periodicals, has presented at the Midwest Clinic International Band and Orchestra Conference in Chicago, and is the author of The Band Whisperer, published by the Neil A. Kjos Music Company. He recently co-authored a new sight reading method book for band, The Art IN Sight Reading (Kjos Music), with his wife, Judy. Mr. Morrison remains active as a guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator both nationally and internationally.

Judy Morrison - Biographical Information

Judy Morrison teaches music students ranging from beginners to college graduates. Mrs. Morrison currently instructs private clarinet and bass clarinet students in the United States and internationally, where she consistently guides her pupils to top positions in their respective school ensembles and honors organizations. Many of her students have gone on to attend premiere music schools and symposiums, ultimately becoming professional music educators and performers themselves. During her career, Mrs. Morrison also taught band, choir, and general music classes. Most recently, she conducted clarinet choirs and coached woodwind ensembles at the nationally acclaimed Ronald Reagan High School in San Antonio, Texas, and John Hersey High School in Arlington Heights, Illinois. She also worked with private students, chamber ensembles, and woodwind sections while assisting her husband, David, with his band program at Prospect High School. Mrs. Morrison has now teamed up with her husband to co-author a new sight reading method book for band, The Art IN Sight Reading, published by the Neil A. Kjos Music Company. Mrs. Morrison is an active clinician, coach, and adjudicator.