John Morgan has a passion for music education and performance and believes in bringing out the best in musicians, vocal groups and individual artists he works with by creating a working environment that fosters learning, creativity, musical development, collaboration, and fun. John focuses on directing multi-genre vocal groups, as well as delivering full-service music direction for local artists, corporations and events through his studio, Morgan Music, in Calgary. He is a conductor, organist, pianist, recording engineer and published composer and arranger whose work has been performed by groups across North America including the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.
John is the Artistic Director of Revv52, a 50 -voice auditioned pop vocal group; Artistic Director of Mount Royal Kantorei, an auditioned 70-voice mixed chorus which is part of Mount Royal University's Conservatory; Vocal Director of the Young Canadians, a 110 member auditioned vocal and dance group made up of youth and young adults between the ages of 8-21 and is the Music Director and Organist at St. Anthony’s Church. He also works with a variety of other musical groups and ensembles in the City.
John has provided musical direction for special events including the 100th Anniversary of the Rotary Club, One Rock Music Festival, The Tenor's "Home For the Holidays" (2018) and "The Wonder of Christmas" (2019), Dave Kelly Live "Home", The We Day Benefit Concert, and over 27 Young Canadians Shows.
Through his work with the Young Canadians and the Calgary Stampede Grandstand Show, John has had the opportunity to work with Tamara Beatty (The Voice), Scott Henderson (Earthtones and Souls in Rhythm), Dave Pierce (Producer - Michael Buble, Vancouver Olympics), Paul Brandt, Jocelyn Alice and play keys for Jann Arden on the Grandstand stage.
When not performing or teaching, John can be found travelling, especially on long motorcycle trips, always looking for the next adventure.Return to Instructional Faculty