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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of  Music
September 23, 2017
Canadian Excellence

Dr. Charles Morrison

Professor, Faculty of Music, Coordinator of Music Theory

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Phone: 519-884-0710 ext.4399

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Academic Background

BMus (Manitoba), MA, PhD (British Columbia)


Charles Morrison completed his BMus degree in composition at the University of Manitoba and his MA and PhD degrees in music theory at UBC. He has presented papers at national and international conferences and published on music aesthetics, modes of musical listening, and analysis of 20th-century music, especially that of Bartók, Ligeti, and Schoenberg. Morrison’s current research involves an aesthetic-perceptual study of Keith Jarrett’s solo improvisations and a project on the construction of the musical-temporal present. He is also engaged in research on theories of teaching and learning and on broader issues related to post-secondary education. He served as Dean of Laurier’s Faculty of Music from 1999 to 2010.

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