Pianist Morgan Murdock Kline is a speaker, educator, and international performer. Originally from Ketchikan, Alaska, she made her concerto debut in 2018 soloing with the Slovak State Opera Chamber Orchestra in Bratislava, and also performed in Mozarthaus Vienna’s Bösendorfer Hall. Now pursuing a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy at Samford University, Morgan is known for her deep experience and passion as both private educator and performer, and is working towards building her own independent music school.
Morgan has always had a passion for teaching: from the age of 13, she began teaching private piano students in her hometown, before moving on to operate a private studio of 30 students ranged five to 50 in Moscow, Idaho. Now based in Birmingham, Alabama, Morgan continues to teach students ranged from four years of age to adult as a staff instructor at the Samford Academy of the Arts. Continuing her growth as an educator at Samford, she also teaches class piano to undergraduate-level musicians.
Always curious about ways to improve music education, Morgan has presented her research on pedagogical methods at both the National Piano Pedagogy Symposium and the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) conference. She has served as president of the University of Idaho and Samford University MTNA Collegiate Chapters, both of which presented at the MTNA National Conferences in Orlando and Spokane, respectively. She holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Idaho, and currently studies with Dr. Jovanni-Rey de Pedro.