• Mr. Morden’s Bio

    In addition to being an educator, Mr. Morden is an active professional musician. He serves as Concert Master, Conductor, and Arranger/Composer for Gramercy Brass Orchestra of New York, is the Principal Solo Trumpet for many area churches, Principal Trumpet for the Oratorio Society of New Jersey orchestra, trumpeter for Chico Mendoza Latin Jazztet, and the Latin Jazz Express. He also arranges music for Glen Burtnik and plays in the section known as Maximum Horns. Mr. Morden is a recording & arranging artist for E1 Music record label and has recorded with varied artists on other labels. Three E1 Music recordings available are American AnthemsChristmas Time Is Here, and Brubeck: Bold & Brassy. These recordings contain much of Mr. Morden's arranging skills.
    He has been heard on Broadway, with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Solid Brass, Princeton Symphony Orchestra, and many others. He has performed with Dizzy Gillespie, Steve Turre, Allen Vizzutti, Johna de Meij, Dena DeRose, Dave Brubeck, Johnny Mathis, Wycliffe Gordon, Christina Suh, and has been on National Public Radio broadcasts. Fanfare Trumpets of Gramercy Brass has given Mr. Morden the opportunity of heralding for such notables as Barbara Walters, Steve Martin, Tom Brokaw, Jack Klugman, Roz Abrams, Chuck Scarborough, Ronald McDonald, and Smokey the Bear. Mr. Morden holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Eastern Michigan University and Masters in Jazz/Commercial Music Performance from The Manhattan School of Music.
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    Verona Summer Music
    Verona Summer Music is an enrichment program for students of all abilities. We accept students who will be going into their second grade year in the fall, through high school seniors. There are classes in all band instruments as well as chorus, guitar, bass guitar, piano, and music theory. Students are grouped according to ability and work towards improvement in playing their instrument and grasping a better knowledge of the appropriate musical concepts. In addition, we produce performances for the final two evenings. For more information, you can reach Mr. Morden at mmorden@veronaschools.org.

    You can download a registration form on our website: Verona Summer Music