Master of Music in jazz studies and Bachelor of Music in music education, Eastman School of Music
Audrey Morrison has been a member of the Music Institute’s jazz trombone faculty and director of the Jazz Studies program since 2010. She earned a bachelor of music degree in music education and a master of music degree in jazz studies, both from Eastman School of Music. She was lead trombonist of the Chicago Jazz Ensemble for more than 15 years, a member of several big bands, and principal trombone of the National Arts Centre Orchestra (Ottawa, Ontario), the Rochester Philharmonic, and the Elgin Symphony for 28 years. She is currently a member of the jazz sextet SHE and the Lake Forest Symphony. She also teaches at North Park University, Ravinia Jazz Mentors, and Jazz Institute of Chicago. Her discography includes recordings with the Chicago Jazz Ensemble, Diva Big Band, Barrett Deems Big Band, Bradley William, Lake Forest and Elgin symphonies, and more. She is a founding member of the Jazz Institute’s “Women’s Leadership Initiative” mentoring younger female jazz musicians.