Miss Imogen Anne Morris
BMus(Hons) (Auckland), MMus (HfMT Hamburg)
Fascinated by early and contemporary music alike, recorder player Imogen Morris is active both as a soloist and in a variety of ensemble settings. She has performed concerts in Germany, Austria, and South Korea, as well as with leading New Zealand ensembles such as Age of Discovery, NZ Barok, and the Karlheinz Company. She is especially passionate about developing New Zealand’s unique voice in recorder playing and frequently performs and premieres works by New Zealand composers.
Imogen is the artist-teacher for recorder at the University of Auckland, where she is also currently completing a PhD in musicology supervised by Associate Professors Allan Badley and Nancy November and Dr Rachael Griffiths-Hughes.
In 2017, she completed a Master of Music in recorder at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg, studying with Prof. Peter Holtslag. Prior to this, she was taught by Jessica Shaw at the University of Auckland, where she received her Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours. Her education has been augmented by masterclasses with Han Tol, Myriam Eichberger, Peter van Heyghen, and Martin Ripper, among others.
Research | Current
For her PhD research, Imogen is investigating high-pitched baroque alto recorders and their repertoire, in terms of both historical practice and the implications of this for players today. As such, she is interested in the following broad research areas:
- Recorder performance, history, and repertoire
- Historically Informed Performance
- Creative Practice Research
Outside of this, Imogen is interested in contemporary recorder music (especially works written by New Zealand composers) and recorder pedagogy.
Teaching | Current
Imogen is the artist-teacher for recorder at the University of Auckland. She has also taught courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level in performance practice, chamber music, and harmony and analysis, and provided guest lectures in experimental music, orchestration, and music education.
During her doctoral studies, Imogen has been generously supported by scholarships from the Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust, Taurus Charitable Trust, and Fehl Charitable Trust.
Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)
- Morris, I. (2020). Counting to Four: The flûte du quatre in Charles Dieupart’s Six Suittes (1701). In N. November (Ed.) Performing History Approaches to History Across Musicology (pp. 29-51). Boston: Academic Studies Press.