Written by Karen L. Bystrom
Quinton Morris, DMA, associate professor of violin, recently interviewed SU President Eduardo Penalver about Turn on the voices video series. They discuss a number of topics, including his SU presidency, and other fun topics like his personal taste in music and taking his son to Suzuki violin lessons. He also gives some good advice for anyone looking to take the next big step in their career or life. Watch here.
Hosted by Dr. Morris, Inaugural Scholar-in-Residence at Classical KING Unmute voices which celebrates the artistry of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) in classical music by highlighting compositions and performances by BIPOC artists and seeks to advance the development of equity in classical music by increasing the visibility of the BIPOC community in classical music and promoting their incorporation into the art form. The program features classical music composed by people from the BIPOC communities, performances by artists of color and interviews with artists.
He is also the executive director and founder of Key to Change, a non-profit violin and viola studio serving South King County, where he works to create opportunities for young musicians of color and those from underserved, lower socioeconomic backgrounds .