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Virginia Morrow Scholarship Recital

Retired voice instructor Virginia MorrowRetired voice instructor Virginia Morrow

On Sunday, October 24 at 4 p.m. the school will honor vocalist Virginia Morrow, who recently retired after teaching at IU South Bend for 42 years.  The Virginia Morrow Scholarship Recital will feature vocal, string and piano performances by students, faculty and members of Morrow’s family (daughter Elizabeth, cello; son Bruce, violin; and granddaughter Melissa, violin). 

Admission to the concert is free of charge and donations will be accepted to fund a scholarship set up by Morrow’s family in her name.

Virginia Morrow earned her Bachelor’s Degree in instrumental and vocal education from The Ohio State University and her Master of Music Degree in voice from the University of Notre Dame.  In her time at IU South Bend she has taught studio voice, voice class, voice pedagogy, and sight-singing.  For a number of years she was rehearsal soloist with the South Bend Symphony Orchestra, standing in for traveling major artists, and also soprano soloist with the Symphony String Quartet.  Her long-standing research interest in the effect of the vowel core on the vocal mechanism resulted in her being invited to present a paper on this subject at an international vocal research conference in Rotterdam in 1984; this paper was later published in the NATS Journal of Singing.