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April Morris' research focuses on 20th-century American music, identity, and the relationship between music and politics. She completed her PhD in Musicology at Western University in 2021 with a dissertation that explores the influence of cultural movements on U.S. composers during the Vietnam War. She also holds a Master of Arts in Musicology from Western and a Bachelor of Music in Music Theory and Musicology from the University of Ottawa.
Born and raised in a family of classical musicians, Morris is interested in the role of performers and performance in music history, particularly in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Other research interests include collaborative relationships between composers and performers, virtuosity and the concerto genre, and the role of the audience. She has presented her research at conferences in Canada and the United States, including meetings of the American Musicological Society, the Society for American Music, and the Canadian University Music Society. In 2020 she was awarded the Mark Tucker Prize for her presentation at the Society for American Music’s annual conference.