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John-Morgan Bush

John-Morgan Bush

John-Morgan Bush, Music

Lecturer of Music, Executive Director, UMass Lowell String Project and Youth Orchestra
327 Durgin Hall


Orchestra Performance and freelancing in the greater NYC area, and presenting interdisciplinary solo and chamber music recitals.

Research Interest

Music Entrepreneurship, Horn Performance, Community Music, Music Education, Writing and performing arts consulting.

Educational Background

Manhattan School of Music, MM Horn Performance
University of Kentucky, BM Horn Performance
University of Kentucky, BMME Music Education


John-Morgan Bush is working to change the face of classical music in the 21st century. As concert artist, John-Morgan hit the ground running, after winning second prize in the 2008 International Horn Society Solo Competition in Denver, CO. He is also the recipient of the John Clark Performance Award as well as the University of Kentucky's prestigious McCracken Awards in Music Performance and Music History.
John-Morgan also has a strong background in music pedagogy and music education, believing that all both are integral to high-caliber artistry. He served as the Director of Education for The Little Orchestra Society, located in New York City, where he managed music education and community engagement programs which served thousands of New York City public school children, parents and senior citizens.
 In 2012 he founded the Tuxedo Revolt, an arts consultancy and think-tank that re-imagines how to connect live music to today’s audiences. John-Morgan strongly believes that live performance can, and must, be interesting and bold; but above all else-- it must be relevant. In addition, he also founded the Tuxedo Revolt Blog, which now has been read by over 6,000 people across the globe in more than 60 countries worldwide. He performs with orchestras in the greater New York area as well as presenting innovative solo and chamber music recitals across the region. He has played under the baton of Mei-Ann Chen, Mark Wigglesworth, Osmo Vänska, David Zinman, and others.   
By taking a multi-faceted approach he revives, reshapes, and redirects the perception of the modern musician and live classical music. A resident of Boston, John-Morgan currently consults and lectures in both Massachusetts and New York. He also serves as an Executive Board Member of the National String Project Consortium. He joins the UMass Lowell Music Department as a Lecturer and as the Executive Director of the UMass Lowell String Project.