Audrey Morrison

Jazz Studies Director, Jazz Trombone Faculty
Program Area: 
Jazz Studies
Private Instruction
Awards and achievements: 

Audrey Morrison is the Director of Jazz Studies and jazz trombone faculty at the Music Institute of Chicago. A native of New York City, she studied under Emory Remington and Bill Dobbins at the Eastman School of Music.  As lead trombonist for over 15 years with the Chicago Jazz Ensemble under William Russo and Jon Faddis, she performed with legendary jazz greats including Clark Terry, Terell Stafford, Joe Lovano, Paquito D'Rivera, Steve Turre, Curtis Fuller and Joshua Redman.  She has also been a member of the big bands of Clark Terry, Barrett Deems and the DIVA band in New York City.


Audrey Morrison has performed at the Chicago Jazz Festival and at jazz festivals and jazz venues in Canada, Europe and the Middle East.  A performer and educator in both jazz and classical styles, she is a member of the jazz sextet SHE and the Lake Forest Symphony ( under maestro Alan Heatherington ) and teaches classical music at Columbia College/Chicago and North Park University.  Audrey teaches and performs with the Ravinia Jazz Mentors and at the summer jazz program at the Birch Creek Music Center in Door County, Wisconsin.  She is a clinician for Conn-Selmer and is an active adjudicator, clinician and soloist at high school and college jazz festivals.