Music Department Chair Receives Excellence in Teaching Award

Wyant Morton received the President's Excellence in Teaching Award during Honors Convocation in May.

An accomplished and popular music professor, Morton joined the CLU faculty in 1992 and is currently Chair of the Music Department and Director of Choral and Vocal Activities. He is the third conductor in the history of the CLU Choir, which has performed under his direction at Lincoln Center and in England, Norway and Sweden.

Students selected Morton as Professor of the Year in 2001 praising him for encouraging them to strive for excellence in their music and in their lives. He has also received Positive Impact Recognition and Masters of Mentoring awards at CLU.

Morton earned bachelor's degrees in music and marketing from Gonzaga University and a master's and doctorate in choral conducting from University of Arizona, where he studied with Maurice Skones. The University of Arizona School of Music presented him with an Alumni Award for Excellence in Performing and Teaching in 1995.