Morris Samuel Palter
Assistant Professor, Music
Music Bldg, Room 110E
Born in Canada, Morris Palter’s diverse musical interests have found him performing throughout North America, Asia and Europe at some of the most prominent festivals and venues including Carnegie Hall, the Royal College of Music (London), the Quincena Festival (Spain), Disney Hall (Los Angeles) and IRCAM (Paris). Morris served on the faculty at the Roots and Rhizomes percussion program (Banff Centre for the Arts) in 2011 and has commissioned and/or premiered hundreds of new compositions, working with both notable composers and new compositional voices.
In 2000, Morris co-founded NOISE (San Diego New Music), and was a member of the redfish bluefish percussion ensemble from 1999 to 2005. In 2010, Morris was host and director of the Focus Day of Percussion at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, and is currently endorsed by Black Swamp Percussion, Sabian Cymbals, and is a Yamaha Performing Artist. Morris is an associate professor of music at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and a visiting associate professor of music at the University of Arizona during the 2016-17 academic year.