Soprano and past performing guest artist with Salonnières Alicia Morgan is now collaborating with them for the first time as a composer. Her work "Trust in the Lord," based on texts from Proverbs 3, will be premiered and recorded as part of Salonnières' album of American sacred songs, scheduled for release in fall of 2021.
Ms. Morgan writes, directs, and produces faith-based programs and charity performances, working with multi-congregational choirs, small ensembles, soloists, and actors. Her passion for composing, arrangings and recording will soon come to fruition with the release of several sacred songs in the coming months.
Ms. Morgan wowed audiences at the tender age of 2 with her charming rendition of “I Cain’t Say No.” Since then, she went on to perform in over 18 professional musical theater and opera productions throughout her childhood, among them were participating in the Washington National Opera’s children’s chorus at the John F. Kennedy Center. Treasured highlights include performing as the Young Vixen in Janacek’s The Cunning Little Vixen at the age of 16, and working with world-class musicians Placido Domingo and Gian Carlo Menotti, among others.
Ms. Morgan’s stage credits include roles ranging from a tap-dancing Snoopy in You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown to Tuptim in The King and I. She is a featured soloist on several Contemporary Christian albums, has performed on television and radio, and has received accolades and ovations for countless solos in the classical, music theater and pop genres throughout Phoenix.
After studying Music Theater at Ithaca College and attending the University of Maryland on a talent scholarship, Alicia graduated summa cum laud, on scholarship from ASU with a BM in vocal performance. She consistently received awards in a variety of scholarship competitions, including NATS, and Maryland’s Young Woman of the Year. She owes a debt of gratitude to inspiring teachers, among them Cate Frazier-Neely, Elizabeth Daniels, Martha Randall (University of Maryland), and Anne Kopta (ASU).
In addition to participating in top collegiate choirs, Alicia had the honor of joining the Phoenix Bach Choir (now the Grammy award-winning Phoenix Chorale). She has been in the Millennial Choirs and Orchestras since 2011 and has performed as a soloist, premiering two pieces by composer Brett Stewart at the Mesa Arts Center.
Alicia resides in Chandler lives with her husband, five children, and four fluffy animal friends, where she has been a private teacher for the last 20 years and where she’s recently embarked on the crazy adventures of homeschooling two of her children.