Dr. Melissa Morgan combines performance and scholarship with her teaching. She has published in the American Choral Directors Association, Choral Journal and presented a poster session and a lecture recital at the Choral Canada Podium Conference (2014 & 2016). Melissa is the Pfeifer Memorial Chair of Music at Luther College High School where she is responsible for the Luther College Senior Choir, the auditioned choir AVE, the String Ensemble, the Luther Band, and the IB music program. Her choirs have performed at the Association of Canadian Choral Communities Podium Conference (2010 & 2016) and as showcase choirs at the Rocky Mountain Music Festival in Banff (2011 & 2015). In January 2016, Melissa was the guest conductor of the Winnipeg School Division Honour Choir. She is also called upon to adjudicate for various music festivals in and around the province of Saskatchewan.
In the spring of 2015, Melissa formed the spring the Prairie Lecture Choir, a recital choir for her Prairie Choral Project and dissertation research. Since this time, the choir has been renamed the Prairie Chamber Choir and was a feature performer at the Western Canadian Music Awards. In the fall of 2017, the choir will release their first CD.
Raised in Regina, Saskatchewan, Melissa holds a Doctorate of Music Performance in Choral Conducting from the University of Toronto, a Master of Music Performance in Choral Conducting from the University of Western Ontario, a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Regina. She is also an Associate of the Toronto Royal Conservatory of Music (ARCT) in piano, voice, and flute.