logo

Last Update

This profile was last updated on 7/16/2017 and contains contributions from the  Zoominfo Community.

is this you? Claim your profile.

Wrong Mark Morton?

Mark Alison Morton

Associate Professor of Double Bass

Texas Tech University

HQ Phone:  (806) 743-1000

Direct Phone: (806) ***-****direct phone

Email: m***@***.edu

GET ZOOMINFO GROW

+ Get 10 Free Contacts a Month

Please agree to the terms and conditions.

I agree to the  Terms of Service and  Privacy Policy. I understand that I will receive a subscription to ZoomInfo Grow at no charge in exchange for downloading and installing the ZoomInfo Contact Contributor utility which, among other features, involves sharing my business contacts as well as headers and signature blocks from emails that I receive.

THANK YOU FOR DOWNLOADING!

computers
  • 1.Download
    ZoomInfo Grow
    v sign
  • 2.Run Installation
    Wizard
  • 3.Check your inbox to
    Sign in to ZoomInfo Grow

I agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. I understand that I will receive a subscription to ZoomInfo Community Edition at no charge in exchange for downloading and installing the ZoomInfo Contact Contributor utility which, among other features, involves sharing my business contacts as well as headers and signature blocks from emails that I receive.

Texas Tech University

3601 4Th Street Room #2A206

Lubbock, Texas,79430

United States

Company Description

About Texas Tech University: Texas Tech University is a major comprehensive research university located in western Texas. The Bob L. Herd Department of Petroleum Engineering at TTU supports the mission of the university and the college through its undergraduat...more

Background Information

Employment History

Principal Bass

Columbus Symphony Orchestra


Affiliations

Lubbock Symphony Orchestra

Board Member


The Saturday Music Club

Member


Carpe Diem String Quartet

Founding Member


Duvall Trio

Member


Education

Artist Diploma


Bachelor Degree

Juilliard School


Master of Music Degree

Juilliard School


Web References(121 Total References)


Musical Mentors - Youth Orchestras of Lubbock

www.youthorchestrasoflubbock.org [cached]

Mark Morton Assistant Professor of Music, Texas Tech University; Principal Contrabassist, Lubbock Symphony Orchestra


Contrabass Conversations | double bass podcast

contrabassconversations.com [cached]

Mark Morton


Musician Mark Morton - Lubbock Symphony Orchestra

lubbocksymphonyorchestra.org [cached]

Mark Morton
Mark Morton Mark Morton is the Associate Professor of Double Bass at Texas Tech University, and Principal Bass with the Lubbock Symphony. For 23 years, he was a member of the Columbus (Ohio) Symphony Orchestra - 14 years as principal bass and 9 years as assistant principal bass. Dr. Morton is the first-prize winner of the 1990 International Society of Bassists Solo Competition held in New York City, and is the author of the popular "Dr. Morton" series of double bass technique books, and numerous articles in all important trade periodicals. A busy recitalist and concerto performer, Morton has soloed in Europe, South America, Canada, and the United States, and has been a featured double bass soloist on radio broadcasts including NPR's "Performance Today," WGBH in Boston, and WQXR in New York. His critically acclaimed Thresholds and Russian Rendezvous CDs, have become reference recordings of standard double bass repertoire. Morton has played under the direction of many conductors including Leonard Bernstein, Lorin Maazel, Alexander Schneider, Hans Graf, Gunther Herbig, Vladimir Spivakov, Maxim Shostakovich, Gunther Sculler, Marvin Hamlisch, John Williams, Henry Mancini and Mitch Miller. Dr. Morton has twice appeared as the guest principal bass of the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa, Canada, Pinchas Zuckerman, Music Director. Additionally, Mark Morton is an accomplished pianist, having appeared as piano concerto soloist with several orchestras, including the Houston Symphony Orchestra. His recent release on Albany Records, Bottesini Greatest Hits features Morton accompanying himself on piano, for which American Record Review says, "Mark Morton is a fine player on both instruments, and the music is lovely..." Fanfare commented, "His intonation is fine, and he certainly handles the bravura passages well." Formerly, Dr. Morton was instructor of double bass at Capital University, and Ohio Wesleyan University, and was the assistant double bass instructor for Gary Karr at the Hartt School of Music in Hartford, Connecticut. In summer 2012, Morton traveled to Parma, Italy where, in the Conservatorio di Musica 'A. Boito', the Giovanni Bottesini manuscripts are housed. There, he took 972 digital photographs of these manuscripts and is currently cataloguing them for the Biblioteca Palatina in Parma, preserving these priceless documents in perpetuity. He plans to return to Italy in summer 2014 to photograph the remaining manuscripts, and teach at the InterHarmony International Music Festival in Arcidosso, Tuscany. Dr. Morton earned the undergraduate and graduate degrees from the Juilliard School in New York, being the only bassist to earn the Artist Diploma, Bachelor, Master and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees all from Juilliard. When playing with the LSO, Morton performs on a double bass made by Joseph and Antonio Gagliano in Naples Italy in 1805. Mark Morton is a D'Addario Artist.


Robertson Violins - Archives

robertsonviolins.com [cached]

PHOTO: This beautiful model was inspired by Mark Morton, Professor of double-bass at Texas Tech University, and modeled after his wonderful Neapolitan bass made by Gaetano Vinaccia.


CB0030

coldbluemusic.com [cached]

It is performed by three double bass virtuosos-Christopher Roberts, Mark Morton, and James Bergman-who make many of its most difficult passages sound easy.
Mark Morton is a double bass recitalist and concerto performer who has been a featured soloist on many radio broadcasts, including NPR's Performance Today, WGBH in Boston, and WQXR in New York. He is principal bass of the Columbus (Ohio) Symphony Orchestra. Morton earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from Juilliard, where he was only the second bassist to receive that institution's Doctor of Musical Arts degree. He is the first-prize winner of the International Society of Bassists Solo Competition, and was the assistant double bass instructor to Gary Karr at The Hartt School of Music. Morton is Artistic Director of the American School of Double Bass and currently Assistant Professor of Double Bass at Texas Tech Univ. He has authored the "Dr. Morton" series of books on bass playing and articles for Strings, Bass World, and American String Teacher magazines and the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. Certainly that's due, in part, to the intimate character of the work's five movements, not to mention the prowess of double bass players Roberts, Mark Morton, and James Bergman, but it's also attributable to the caliber of Roberts' compositions. ... By the composer's own admission, the bowing patterns coursing through "Hornbills" were inspired by the sound of hornbills in flight and do in fact mimic them convincingly. Roberts and his fellow bassists, Mark Morton and James Bergman, refute the stereotype of the double bass as too unwieldy for virtuosic chamber music. The composer, Mark Morton, and James Bergman deliver virtuosic performances that capture the diverse moods of the music, from delicate to frighteningly feral. An object lesson in this regard is Christopher Roberts' new recording Trios for Deep Voices, which includes not one but three bassists: Roberts, Mark Morton, and James Bergman.


Similar Profiles

city

Browse ZoomInfo's Business
Contact Directory by City

city

Browse ZoomInfo's
Business People Directory

city

Browse ZoomInfo's
Advanced Company Directory