Ruby Morgan has been described as "one of the outstanding pianists of the South," performing solo recitals and chamber music throughout the eastern United States and Europe. She made her orchestral debut at 15 with the Brevard (N.C.) Music Center Orchestra and has since performed such diverse works as the Bartok Concerto No. 3, Saint-Saens Concerto No. 2, Liszt Concerto No. 2, Beethoven Concerto No. 3, the "Choral" Fantasy, and the Ravel Concerto for the Left Hand. She has performed extensively as a member of the Heritage Chamber Players, with frequent broadcasts on South Carolina Public Radio.
Morgan has performed solo recitals for the left hand at the Musica di Camera Series at Spoleto, USA, the National Meeting of the College Music Society, the New York Piano Teachers' Congress, the MTNA National Conference, the Music on Madison and the Music @ Ascension Series.
In addition to her performances, Morgan has impacted a number of students as a teacher at Furman. Her students have won both state and national competitions and many have pursued postgraduate degrees at some of the nation's leading music schools. She has served as adjudicator for various competitions as well as lecturer for workshops on piano playing. For eight summers, she was a member of the artist-faculty of the Brevard Music Center. She also provided her expertise at the Taubman Institute at Amherst College and Williams College, where the focus was on performance injuries and injury prevention.
The Julliard School of Music
Florida State University
Edna Golandsky and Lillian Kallir
I believe that connections are the key elements in a piano studio. There must be a connection of mutual understanding and respect between the professor and the student. There must be a connection and comprehension between the student and the composer—and the musical composition. There must be a connection and coordination between the student and the piano. There must be a connection and communication between the student and his or her audience. All of these aspects of making music are what draw me to teaching and what my teaching at Furman provides as the "purpose driven life."
MUS-421 History and Literature of the Piano
MUS-564 Advanced Collaborative Piano
MUS-560 Keyboard Performance Topics
MUS-211 Keyboard Skills