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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 has had the pleasure of singing on US, Canadian and international stages.

Ms. Strickland holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance (University of Ottawa) and a double Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance and Vocal Pedagogy from New England Conservatory (Boston, MA). While at NEC, Morgan had the distinct pleasure of being mentored by the esteemed Lorraine Nubar (NEC and The Juilliard School) and renowned collaborative pianist Dalton Baldwin as well as having sung for Edith Weins, Martin Katz, Carolyn Heart and John Greer. In addition, Morgan spent three summers at the Académie Internationale d'Étè de Nice, France working closely on vocal technique and musical interpretation.


Past roles include 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, Nedda in Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci, Nurse Lola in Gallantry: A Soap Opera, and Morgana in Handel's Alcina. Morgan was the soprano soloist in Larry’s Nickel’s “Requiem for Peace” (Carleton University, 2018) and "Gates of Heaven: A Requiem for a Life of Peace" by Jack Hui Litster premiering on March 10th, 2024. 


When not on stage, Ms. Strickland is a full-time music educator who serves as the Artistic Director of SOPAC Ottawa and adjunct faculty with Carleton University. As AD of SOPAC Ottawa, Morgan creates and directs programming and mainstage shows with both youth and adult ensembles. In addition to her private studio, Morgan enjoys sharing her intrigue and knowledge of singing through masterclasses covering topics including neuroscience and its relationship to singing and practising, basic foundations and pedagogy of singing, and singing interpretation.   She will be the guest adjudicator for the Porcupine Music Festival in Timmins, Ontario in April 2024. 

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