Morgan Lee Gerstmar soundSpark

soundSpark is a free, monthly new music series for young children featuring solo and duo performances by emerging artists. soundSpark takes place at 12pm on the first Saturday of every month. The October 2015 concert features Morgan Lee Gerstmar.

Saturday, October 3, 2015 12pm 1pm Performance
Children's Theatre West Hollywood Library 625 North San Vicente Boulevard West Hollywood, CA 90069


Morgan Lee Gerstmar is a Los Angeles based violist/violinist, composer, and educator from Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. She holds an MFA in the Performer/Composer program from the California Institute of the Arts where she studied viola performance with Lorenz Gamma and composition with Sara Roberts and Wolfgang von Schweinitz, as well as a BA in Neuroscience, Musical Studies and East Asian Languages and Cultures from USC. She has a private studio of violin and viola students across Los Angeles and Santa Monica.

Morgan’s career as an educator has inspired her to use learning as a compositional and performance process for both students and professional musicians. Some of her pieces transform visual elements into a map for creating sound (Nip Nick Notch), while others place classically trained musicians into game scenarios to create music (Cosimo’s Stars). A common thread throughout Morgan’s compositions is increased responsibility to the performers and audience in generating material (Meltwater Pulse, Reaches), giving a distinctive timestamp to each individual performance.

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