DAVID MORGENROTH

- Pianist, Composer, Educator -

David Morgenroth is a solo and collaborative artist in classical, jazz and popular genres. He holds graduate degrees in both classical piano and jazz studies from the University of North Texas (UNT), including the first doctoral degree in jazz performance awarded by that institution. He has performed across the United States and Canada as well as in Europe, Asia and South America, with such luminaries as Micheal Brecker, Buddy DeFranco, Benny Golson, Lionel Hampton, Freddie Hubbard, Gary Peacock, Toots Thielemans, and Joe Williams..

David's principal teachers include Fred Hersch, Dan Haerle, Art Lande, and Chuck Marohnic (jazz); Dr. Lucien Hut, Dr. Steven Harlos, Sophia Rosoff, and Dr. Jack Roberts (classical); and Dr. John Murphy (research). Teaching jobs include Arizona State University, UNT, and the University of Montana, where David currently performs an adjunct role.

David has released four recordings under his own name, collaborating with notables like Chris Potter and Bob Sheppard (saxophones), Drew Gress and Chris Colangelo (bass), and Joe LaBarbera (drums). Bill Donaldson of Jazz News writes, “Morgenroth provides evidence of a style shaped by intelligence, clarity of conception, and even an elegance that shimmers. He possesses both invention and originality of sound in abundance.”

In addition to music, David works as a Financial Advisor and Portfolio Manager for Stockman Wealth Management, holding FINRA Series 63 and 65, and is a Certified Financial Plannerâ„¢ certificant and an IRS-certified Enrolled Agent. He lives with his wife, Barbara Koostra, and their three Australian Shepherds in Missoula, Montana.