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April Pauline Morris is a PhD student in Musicology at Western University. She holds a Master of Arts in Musicology, also from Western (2015), as well as a Bachelor of Music in Music Theory and Musicology from the University of Ottawa (2013). April is a recipient of a SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship (2016-2020), an Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2015-2016), and a SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship (2014-2015).
Born and raised in a family of classical musicians, April is interested in the role of performers and performance in music history, particularly in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Her doctoral research concerns the relationship between music performance and politics in Cold War cultural diplomacy. Other research interests include collaborative relationships between composers and performers, virtuosity and the concerto genre, and the role of the audience.
April is a violinist in the London Community Orchestra and often performs with ensembles in the London area and in the Ottawa Valley. She also serves as a string faculty member at the Deep River Summermusic Camp.