Morgan Smith


Morgan is a Utah native and began studying the violin at age 3. ​Morgan holds a Master of Music in Violin Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Utah where she studied violin with Hasse Borup and Kasia Sokol-Borup. She also obtained a Bachelors of Music in Violin Performance graduating summa cum laude from Utah Valley University while studying with Donna Fairbanks.

As a winner of Utah Valley University’s Concerto Competition, Morgan performed the first movement of the Sibelius Violin Concerto accompanied by UVU’s Symphony Orchestra. Morgan has enjoyed participating in many local performances including performing and recording with the Salt Lake Choral Artists, The Noorda Center’s production of Puccini’s ‘La Boheme’, debuting an album for a local Indie/Rock band, performing with the Utah Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as performing in a quartet for private events. She was also invited to perform Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with the International Musicians Academy in Bulgaria.

Morgan loves performing but also has a passion for teaching and maintains a private studio. While finishing her graduate studies, she was employed by the university to teach undergraduate students. During her time at Southern Utah University, she served as concertmaster of the SUU Symphony Orchestra. She has also served as principal second of the Utah Philharmonia, and was a member of the Michie Graduate String Quartet while at the University of Utah.

Music is her passion and she loves sharing it with others in any way she can. She also enjoys teaching dance, rock climbing, skiing and spending time with her family and friends and is looking forward to another year with the Mountain Springs Music Festival.