John Morgan has a passion for music education and performance and believes in bringing out the best in musicians, vocal groups and individual artists he works with by creating a working environment that fosters learning, creativity, musical development, collaboration,and fun. John focuses on directing multi-genre vocal groups, as well as delivering full-service music direction for local artists, corporations and events through his studio, Morgan Music, in Calgary. He is a conductor, organist, pianist, recording engineer and published composer and arranger whose work has been performed by groups across North America including the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.
John is the Artistic Director of Mount Royal Kantorei, an auditioned 60-voice mixed chorus attached to Mount Royal University's Conservatory; Artistic Director of Revv52; Vocal Director of the Young Canadians, a 110-member auditioned vocal and dance group made up of youth and young adults between the ages of 8-19 and is the Music Director and Organist at St. Anthony’s Church. He also works with variety of other musical groups and ensembles in the City.
John has provided musical direction for special events including the 100th Anniversary of the Rotary Club, One Rock Music Festival, The Tenor's "Home For the Holidays", Dave Kelly Live "Home", The We Day Benefit Concert, and over 27 Young Canadians Shows.
Through his work with the Young Canadians and the Calgary Stampede Grandstand Show, John has had the opportunity to work with Tamara Beatty (The Voice), Scott Henderson (Earthtones and Souls in Rhythm), Dave Pierce (Producer - Michael Buble, Vancouver Olympics), Paul Brandt, Jocelyn Alice and play keys for Jann Arden.
When not performing or teaching, John can be found travelling, especially on long motorcycle trips, always looking for the next adventure.
Revv52 - Artistic Director 2019 - Present
The Young Canadians - Vocal Director 2010 - Present
Mount Royal University's Kantorei - Artistic Director 2014 - Present
St. Anthony's Church - Music Director / Organist 1999 - Present
National Council for Liturgical Music - Chair 2016 - Present
conocoPhilips Choir - Director 2014 - Present
Bishop Carroll High School - Accompanist 2010 - Present
Artistic Director - WE Benefit Concert 2015 - 2017
Centennial High School - Music Director for Musicals 2008 - 2016
Lord Beaverbrook High School - Accompanist 2009 - 2014
Diocese of Calgary - Director Chrism Mass Choir 2010-2014
Bowness High School - Accompanist 2009 - 2013
Calgary German Choir - Accompanist 2008 - 2010
Westwinds Music Society - Accompanist 2008 - 2009