Ruby Morgan, piano, Professor Emeritus, 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.