Friday, November 8, 2013

Hartt is Saddened by the Passing of Malcolm Morrison


The following is a message from the Hartt Dean, Aaron Flagg.
It is with great sadness that I must communicate the passing, today, of former Dean and University Professor of Theatre Malcolm Morrison. The Hartt family has just lost a great leader, mentor, faculty member, and friend.

Malcolm Morrison bravely battled illness for over ten years and always maintained his wit and good humor while serving the students and art form he so dearly loved. Professor Morrison was our dean from 1998 to 2008 and oversaw the expansion of Hartt from a distinguished music conservatory to a comprehensive performing arts conservatory including dance and theatre divisions. He oversaw the design and construction of the Mort and Irma Handel Performing Arts Center, which observes its fifth anniversary this month.

Prior to coming to Hartt, Malcolm built an extensive career--nationally and internationally--as a director and educator. In addition, he was Dean of Drama at the North Carolina School of the Arts, Director of the National Theatre Conservatory in Denver, and Head of Theatre and Dance at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. His illustrious career and service was most recently acknowledged in May 2013, when he was awarded the University of Hartford's Medal for Distinguished Service.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to his entire family, in particular his precious wife and fellow faculty member Johanna Morrison.

Information from the family will be shared, in time, regarding services. For now, let's console each other and remember Malcolm Morrison with a smile and be appreciative of the chance we had to know and learn from him.

Sincerely yours,


Aaron Flagg
Dean, The Hartt School
Professor of Music

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