Vocal, Operal/Musical Theatre Director
What I Do at SSU
My mission at SSU is to encourage people to use their voices. I enjoy working with singers who want to sing professionally, as well as non-singers who are nervous about singing in public.
Lynne Morrow is the Music Director of the Pacific Mozart Ensemble and the Guest Conductor of the Oakland Symphony Chorus for the 2005-2006 season. The Pacific Mozart Ensemble made its Carnegie Hall debut in November 2005, representing choral music for Meredith Monk’s 20th Anniversary Celebration. In November 2003, Morrow coached PME and sang several solos for the Berlin performances and recording of Bernstein’s “Mass” with Kent Nagano. Morrow’s work on that recording received a Grammy nomination in December 2005. Morrow was an assistant conductor for Oakland East Bay Symphony’s production of the “Mass” in May 2005 and for Festival Opera’s August 2005 production of “Candide.” She also prepared a solo chorus for Berkeley Symphony’s premiere of Kurt Rohde’s oratorio, “Bitter Harvest” in December 2005. Her work with the Oakland Symphony Chorus has included preparation for the premiere of Guillermo Galindo’s “Trade Routes.” Lynne Morrow teaches at Sonoma State University, directing the Vocal and Opera/Music Theatre Programs. Dr. Morrow attended Indiana University-Bloomington for graduate studies in Opera Coaching and Choral Conducting. She counts among her mentors and teachers, Michael Morgan, Richard Grant, Imre Pallo, Jan Harrington, Carmen Tellez, Brian Breeding and Robert Porco. Fall 2003 marked the debut of Quantum Opera Theatre, a fresh and innovative take on music theatre of all genres. Lynne Morrow’s Quantum Opera Theatre seeks to broaden the formal and stylistic links between opera and musical theatre. Dr. Morrow enjoys working with composers on new works and hopes to provide an environment to workshop new music theatre each year. She is also the host for the Stern Grove Music Festival.