Kristy Morrell, DMA

Horn Faculty
Horn Faculty

Dr. Kristy Morrell is a faculty member at the USC Thornton School of Music, and the Colburn School’s Community School of Performing Arts.

Dr. Kristy Morrell is a faculty member at the USC Thornton School of Music, and the Colburn School’s Community School of Performing Arts. She has been a member of Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra for nearly two decades and performs frequently with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, LA Opera, Pasadena Symphony, Pacific Symphony, and the Los Angeles Bach Festival. Also active as a soloist, chamber musician, and clinician, she has appeared at numerous professional symposia, as well as at leading universities.

She is also a respected recording artist, performing on numerous motion pictures, television soundtracks, and records.

Kristy has a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Southern California, where she also received her Master of Music. She received a Bachelor of Music and a Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music.

She was the First Place winner of the International Horn Society solo competition, as well as the First Place winner of the solo competition at the International Women’s Brass Conference.

She resides in Southern California with her husband Steve, daughter Libby, and son, Russell.