BIO

I am a public school chorus director. I am enjoying life, music, and teaching as Choral Director for Vidalia Comprehensive High School and J. R. Trippe Middle School. I am the 2016 STAR Teacher for Vidalia City Schools. I previously taught at Swainsboro Middle and Swainsboro High Schools in the Emanuel County School System in Georgia, USA. I was the 2007-2008 System Teacher of the Year for Vidalia City Schools, Vidalia, GA where I served as a middle school band director. I previously served as Choral and Band Director for Turner County Schools in Ashburn, GA and Montgomery County Schools in Mount Vernon, GA.

I am pianist and director of the Chancel Choir at Vidalia First United Methodist Church in Vidalia, GA. I began serving VFUMC in 2003. I previously served Ashburn First Methodist, Pinson Memorial Methodist in Sylvester, Vidalia Church of God, and Vidalia First Baptist Churches.

I was the director of the Vidalia Community Chorus from 2013-2016. I was accompanist for the chorus from 2002 - 2013.

I perform for entertainment, weddings, funerals, and civic events frequently. My undergraduate degree is in Music Education with Departmental Honors in Piano Performance from Shorter University in Rome, GA. I was the Georgia Music Teachers Association Collegiate Concerto Winner in Piano in 1982. I minored in voice, and I play trumpet pretty well and marched as a soloist with the Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps in 1979. I can play most of the band instruments with enough proficiency to teach them.

I am also a graduate of Troy University having earned a Master's in Post-Secondary Education with an emphasis in Instructional Technology.

I do freelance arranging and orchestration as I have the opportunity. I arranged marching band charts for metro Atlanta bands during college and my current arrangements are being played at football games in South Georgia this year. I have co-written music for original broadway-style church musicals Hugh!, and Humbug!.

I have been married to my beautiful wife Rhonda Coleman Morgan of Vidalia since 1984, and we have two beautiful Vidalia-born children. Our daughter Hannah is an RN at Meadows Regional Hospital, and is married to Karzell Bolden who works for Walmart Distribution. Hannah and Karzell brought us our second grandson, Kaspian, on December 6, 2014. Our youngest daughter Halli is a stay-at-home mom and is married to Anthony Holder who works for DOT Foods in Vidalia, and they brought us a beautiful grandson, Miles, on April 24, 2009.