Harpist MORGAN SHORT is an exclusive Classics Alive Artist after winning the 2018 Classics Alive Management Audition in Los Angeles. Exuding confidence, Short has performed a dozen concerti with orchestras since 2015. Most recently, she received the Grand Prize and Audience Prize at the Rosen-Schaffel Competition for Young and Emerging Artists, Grand Prize recipient of Alexandria Symphony’s Mary Graham Lasley Award and was selected as a Semi-Finalist in the Friends of the Minnesota Orchestra Young Artist Competition. Upcoming 2019 solo engagements include performances with the North Carolina Symphony, Alexandria Symphony under the baton of James Ross, Boulder Chamber Orchestra, as well as Eastern Music Festival and the Appalachian Music Festival, both under the baton of Gerard Schwarz. Short has performed in over thirty master classes with notable harpists, including Elizabeth Hainen, Judy Loman, and Marissa Robles. In 2015, she was praised by Elizabeth Hainen for her "stellar performance" of Mozart's Flute and Harp Concerto alongside members of the Philadelphia Orchestra in a Play With the Pros Concert in New York. Short is a Tom Keenan Merit Scholar, a recipient of the Ann Jett Rogers Award from the Roanoke Symphony, and the Ambassador Middendorf Award from the US Navy. She has performed in notable venues such as Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium at age 15 for the NY International Music Festival, the Mora Ferenc Museum (Hungary), and Galeri Caernarfon (Wales) for International Harp Competitions. Additionally, Short was a Finalist in the 2018 American Harp Society’s Anne Adams Awards and a presenter in the 2019 AHS National Convention. She is completing her sophomore year at the UNC School of the Arts.
- Morgan Short
- 2018 Winner - Rosen-Schaffel Concerto Competition
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