Role at Bravo Academy
Masters of Music, University of Toronto (to be completed 2020)
Praised as “vocally delightful” (Opera Canada), soprano Morgan Reid has been featured as a versatile performer in recital, musical theatre, and operatic repertoire. Some recent credits include Léhar’s Merry Widow (Sylvianne, Chorus), Gilbert and Sullivan’s Ruddigore (Chorus), H.M.S. Pinafore (Josephine, Chorus), and Trial by Jury (Chorus), Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Tytania), Arden’s The Happy Prince (The Happy Prince & more, Choreography), Legally Blonde (Elle Woods), Cavalli’s L’Egisto (Belezza/Fedra), and Puccini’s Suor Angelica (La Novizia) with COSI: Centre for Opera Studies in Italy. An enthusiastic student, she has received honours for both academic and musical excellence over the course of her study at Mount Allison University, including the May T. Walshman Prize for Promise in a Career in Voice, Ethel Peake Memorial Prize for Excellence in Singing, J.E.A. Crake Performance Graduating Award, and the Robert and Margaret Fleming Award for Composition Studies. She would also like to thank the Nova Scotia Talent Trust and the Canadian Art Song Foundation for their support of her studies during the academic year and this upcoming summer. This summer Morgan will be attending SongFest (Los Angeles, California) as a part of their Young Artist Program, studying at Orford Music Academy (Orford, QC), and working with Against the Grain as part of their summer opera intensive (Toronto, ON). She is currently pursuing her M.Mus. (Performance-Voice) degree at the University of Toronto, studying under the tutelage of Dr. Darryl Edwards. Morgan is always happy to return home to Nova Scotia, where she has maintained a private studio of students (ages 10-18), has given voice masterclasses for both musical theatre and classical repertoire, and instructed at a variety of musical theatre intensives in the summers. As well, she joined the production team of Garnet and Gold Musical Theatre during her final year at Mount Allison University and served as their vocal director and coach for their 2018 production of The Addam’s Family. She is thrilled to be joining the Bravo Academy Team this Fall and looks forward to sharing her joy of music with new students!