Kristy McArthur Morrell

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Kristy McArthur Morrell has been a member of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra since 1997. She is a faculty member at USC’s Thornton School of Music and The Colburn School of Performing Arts. She performs frequently with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Master Chorale, LA Opera, and Pasadena and Pacific symphonies. A respected recording artist, she has performed on numerous motion picture and television soundtracks and records.

Kristy has a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from USC, where she also received her Master of Music. She received a Bachelor of Music and Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music. In 1993, she was the first place winner of the International Horn Society solo competition and in 1997, she was the first place winner of the solo competition at the International Women’s Brass Conference. Her principal teachers were Verne Reynolds, Vincent DeRosa and James Decker.

Kristy resides in Southern California with her husband Steve, daughter Libby and son Russell. Her hobbies include gardening, flower arranging, sewing and weight-training.

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S E S S I O N spiva

Produced in collaboration with Four Larks, SESSION featured the world premiere of The Body Overcome by Derrick Spiva Jr, hindustani vocalist Saili Oak, a US premiere by composer Juan Pablo Contreras and works by Conor Brown, Salina Fisher and Reena Esmail.

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The LA Orchestra Fellowship is a two-year orchestra intensive for musicians on violin, viola, and cello.

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