Role at Bravo Academy
Bachelor of Music, Mount Allison University
Master of Music, University of Toronto
Doctor of Musical Arts, University of Toronto (In Progress)
Praised as “vocally delightful” (Opera Canada), Morgan Reid is a versatile performer of recital, musical theatre, dance, and operatic repertoire. Some selected stage credits include Titania in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Halifax Summer Opera Festival), The Happy Prince in Arden’s The Happy Prince (Highland Arts Theatre), and Ensemble for Puccini’s La Bohème (Against the Grain Theatre), which was streamed nationwide on CBC Arts. Morgan has also been a part of the Vocalis series at the University of Toronto, including A Few Figs from Fiddles (2020), a recital featuring works by rising singer/composer Danika Loren, and The Song Narrative Project: Mother Earth (2019), in which Morgan also choreographed and assistant directed. Other engagements have included a programme of new works for chamber ensemble and voice premiered as a part of the University of Toronto New Music Festival (2019) and a series of Gilbert & Sullivan musicals in concert (COSA Canada), one of which meant Morgan stepping in at a moment’s notice to perform Josephine in G&S’ H.M.S. Pinafore in February 2020. She has also attended SongFest’s Young Artists Program in Los Angeles, Orford Musique in Orford, QC, Centre for Opera Studies in Italy (COSI), and the National Opera Institute with Against the Grain Theatre. In October 2020, Morgan was selected to perform in one of the University of Toronto’s prestigious John R. Stratton Visitor in Music masterclasses, singing for acclaimed American tenor Lawrence Brownlee. Morgan is an active teacher in both classical and musical theatre repertoire, coaching a wide range of ages and stages in her private studio and Bravo Academy for the Performing Arts. Other teaching experience includes working as a coach and instructor at the Highland Arts Theatre’s HATCH program (2018), presenting various performance masterclasses in her hometown of Sydney, NS, and, serving as the voice coach for Garnet & Gold Musical Theatre’s 2018 production of The Addams Family. When not performing or teaching, Morgan works as a stage manager and as an arts administrator, with notable positions at the Highland Arts Theatre (2017-2018), on the team behind the new Canadian opera The Bells of Baddeck (SM 2017, ASM 2016), serving as COSA Canada’s Social Media Manager/Admin Team (2020-), holding multiple Teaching Assistantships (U of T/MtA, 2018-), and as a member of the U of T Voice Studies Administration team (2019-). Morgan is currently an Emerging Artist Fellow with the Association for Opera in Canada through 2020-2021. In the Fall of 2020, Morgan began her Doctor of Musical Arts in Voice Performance, with a research focus in interdisciplinary performance, at the University of Toronto, studying under Dr. Darryl Edwards. She is a graduate of the Master of Music Voice performance Program at the University of Toronto and Mount Allison University’s Bachelor of Music program. She has been honoured with the J.E.A. Crake Graduating Student Award in Performance (2018), Ruth Goldbloom Award in Performing Arts (2017), the Mary McKean Scholarship for an Outstanding Student (2017), the May T. Walshman Award for Promise in a Career in Voice Performance (2017), and many scholarships for both academic and musical excellence at both institutions. She also thanks the University of Toronto, the Nova Scotia Talent Trust and the Canadian Art Song Foundation for their support over the years.