Director, Mount Royal Kantorei
John Morgan has a passion for musical education and performance. He believes in bringing out the best in musicians, vocal groups, and individual artists he works with by creating a working environment which fosters learning, creativity, musical development, collaboration, and fun. John focuses on directing multi-genre vocal groups, as well as delivering full service music direction for local artists, corporations, and events through his studio, Morgan Music in Calgary.
He is a conductor, organist, pianist, recording engineer, as well as a published composer and arranger whose work has been performed by groups across North America, including the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.
John is the Artistic Director of the Mount Royal Kantorei Choir, an auditioned 60 voice mixed chorus which is part of the Mount Royal University's Conservatory; Artistic Director of Revv52; Vocal Director of the Young Canadians, a 110 member auditioned vocal and dance group made up of youth and young adults between the ages of 8-19; and is the Music Director and Organist at St. Anthony's Church. He also works for a variety of other musical groups and ensembles in the city.
John has provided musical direction for special events including the 100th Anniversary of the Rotary Club, One Rock Music Festival, The Tenor's "Home for the Holidays", Dave Kelly Live "Home", the We Day Benefit Concert, and over 27 Young Canadian Shows.
Through his work with the Young Canadians and the Calgary Stampede Grandstand Show, John has had the opportunity to work closely with Tamara Beatty (The Voice), Scott Henderson (Earthtones, and Souls in Rhythm), Dave Pierce (Producer - Michael Buble, Vancouver Olympics), Paul Brandt, Jocelyn Alice, and play keys for Jann Arden.
When not performing or teaching, John can be found traveling, especially on long motorcycle trips, always looking for the next adventure.