Canadian Soprano Morgan Strickland is recognized for her “jewel-like tone” (The Boston Globe) and “consistency of vocal beauty throughout her different emotional states” (The Boston Musical Intelligencer).
A native of Ottawa, Ontario, Morgan began studying voice at the age of 8 and competed for many years in the Ottawa chapter of the Kiwanis Music Festival and NATS Competitions, winning first prize many times. Ms. Strickland holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Ottawa and a double Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance and Vocal Pedagogy from New England Conservatory (Boston, MA) studying under the tutelage of Juilliard’s esteemed Lorraine Nubar. In addition, Morgan spent three summers at the Académie Internationale d'Eté de Nice, France, working closely with Lorraine Nubar and Dalton Baldwin.
Ms. Strickland has performed the roles of Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Contessa Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, Noémie in Cendrillon, Gertrude in Humperdink’s Hänsel und Gretel, Bastienne in a new adaptation of Mozart’s Bastien und Bastienne, and Nedda in Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci . Morgan was the soprano soloist in Larry’s Nickel’s “Requiem for Peace” presented by Carleton University in March 2018.
Upon her return to Ottawa, Morgan co-founded SOPAC Ottawa (South Ottawa Performing Arts Collaborative), where she resides as co-artistic director, and established a fulltime teaching studio. She has recently been appointed as adjunct teaching staff for Carleton University’s music department. During the upcoming season, Morgan is singing the role of Lola Markham in Gallantry: A Soap Opera. She maintains an active performance schedule while teaching in Ottawa and abroad.