Director of Cultural Arts


Mr. Morrison has served as the Director of Cultural Arts for the Ossining Union Free School District since July of 2009. In this capacity he supervises all programs, curricula and teachers for music, art and theater for all six of our Ossining Schools. During his tenure as Director of Cultural Arts, the Ossining Schools have been recognized as a Best Community for Music Education by the NAMM Foundation for 9 consecutive years; they have been named a Grammy Signature School Semifinalist, and received the Prestigious Program in Music award from the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. 

 

In addition to his work in the Ossining Schools, Mr. Morrison is the Founder, Director and Principal Conductor for the Youth Wind Ensemble of Westchester (YWEW). YWEW received 2nd Place in 2018 and Honorable Mention for 2017 in the High School Band division of the American Prize Competition. Mr. Morrison also received Honorable mention in 2018 in the conducting division. 

Mr. Morrison currently President-Elect of the New York State Council of Administrators for Music Education. He is Past President of the Westchester County Arts Leadership Association

Past President of the New York State Band Directors Association, and a past executive board member of the Westchester County School Music Association. Mr. Morrison is also the founder of the Rivertowns Middle School Honor Band and Orchestra Festival. 


Mr. Morrison received his Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Education from the State University of New York, College at Fredonia. His primary instrument is Euphonium, and his principal teachers include Glenn Call ("President's Own" Marine Band), Barry Kilpatrick (Erie Philharmonic), and Lon Gormley (Buffalo Philharmonic). Mr. Morrison received a Master of Science degree in School Building Leadership, and an Advanced Diploma in School District Leadership from Mercy College and The College of New Rochelle, respectively. He has also completed two years of Divinity Studies at Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora, NY.