Jane DeLoach Morison, Artistic Director
Artistic Director | Director of East Tennessee Children's Choir, Emory Virginia Children's Choir, Da Capo, and Highlands Youth Ensemble
- Jane DeLoach Morison received the Bachelor of Music Education (summa cum laude) from East Tennessee State University, and received the Master of Music degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She has also completed further study at L’académie de musique de Sion in Switzerland. A member of the American Choral Directors Association, Mrs. Morison also holds membership in the Music Teachers National Association, and the National Federation of Music Clubs. She currently serves as the Membership Chair for the Virginia chapter of the American Choral Directors Association.Mrs. Morison serves on the faculties of Emory and Henry College and King University. She has also taught and directed at the Montreat Worship and Music Conference, the Barter Theatre Youth Academy, and the ETSU Piano Camp
Mrs. Morison has twice conducted in Carnegie Hall, (Highlands Youth Ensemble - 2016, Festival Chorus - 2017) The Festival of the Aegean (2014), and ACDA state (Tennessee, 2014) and regional conferences (Southern Region, 2016), and is in demand as an honor choir clinician.
Mrs. Morison has performed the contralto and mezzo-soprano solos in Beethoven’s Mass in C Major, Handel’s Messiah, Vivaldi’s Gloria, and Britten’s Ceremony of Carols, and the soprano solos in Dubois’ Seven Last Words of Christ. She has also sung the role of the Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors. She has performed on piano at the Foundation Pierre Gianadda in Martigny, Switzerland, and recorded the piano music for the film, The Breaks: Centuries of Struggle.
In recognition of her work in music education and the performing arts, Mrs. Morison was honored by Minds Wide Open: Virginia Celebrates Women in the Arts (2010), and Virginia Celebrates Children in the Arts (2012).