Morgan Daly is a Double Bassist originally from Massapequa, New York but is now an active performer and educator in the DC Metropolitan area. She has performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall and Alice Tully Hall, the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., as well as many other noteworthy auditoriums. Morgan received her Bachelor’s degree in Music Performance from The Juilliard School in New York City. She is currently a Graduate Assistant at The University of Maryland, working towards a Masters in Music. As a Graduate Assistant, Morgan coaches undergraduate level chamber groups as well as teaches private bass lessons. Most recently, she accepted a position as Adjunct Faculty of Double Bass at Montgomery College in Rockville, MD. Other teaching engagements include having a private studio as well as being an adjunct faculty member at various performing arts high schools in Maryland. She continues to perform in various ensembles throughout DC.
Morgan attended the Zodiac Music Festival where she has given chamber concerts with the Zodiac Trio in multiple venues across the South of France. In the summer of 2016, she participated in the Moritzburg Festival Academy in Dresden, Germany where she performed orchestral as well as chamber works. In 2015, she was a staff member at the New York State Summer School of the Arts School of Orchestral Studies, where she coached chamber music and seminars to High School Students while working side by side with the Philadelphia Orchestra. She was granted a full scholarship to participate in the Music Academy International Summer Festival in Siena, Italy during the summer of 2013. Morgan graduated from the Juilliard Pre-College Program in 2012 after spending three years in the program and receiving an award and scholarship at graduation for being a top-performing student. Morgan has taught at the Music Advanced Placement Program at the Juilliard School as a Chamber coach and private instructor.
Morgan has worked with the National Symphony Orchestra development team as well as the Strathmore Hall development team working on various fundraising projects to raise money for the arts and classical music. After being a student at the Zodiac Festival, she is delighted to join the team as the Director of Development.