FRIDAY, JANUARY 21
Award-winning vocalist, performer, and composer Morgan Minsk taught herself piano in kindergarten and composed her first song at age 7. Soon after, Minsk quickly discovered her innate musical talent as a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist and later added saxophone, guitar, clarinet, bass, and percussion to her repertoire.
Fast forward to high school graduation, Minsk was awarded a full tuition scholarship to Berklee College of Music. She left her hometown of Springfield, IL in 2011 and later graduated magna cum laude in 2015 with a B.A. in Music Therapy and a minor in Psychology. As a board-certified Music Therapist (MT-BC) and former Neurologic Music Therapist (NMT) by the Robert F. Unkefer Academy for Neurologic Music, Minsk’s work as a music therapist has included work with Ugandan child soldiers (Musicians for World Harmony), children’s hospitals, medical centers, and health programs on the East Coast.
While at Berklee, Minsk received several awards, including the Voice Department's Outstanding Performer Award. She is an accomplished singer-songwriter and has directed, participated in, and composed for numerous wind ensembles, choirs, musical theater productions, jazz, and benefit shows.
Minsk feels strongly connected to God through her musical gift, as it has helped her conquer many obstacles and incredibly challenging times in her life. Today, she uses music to support and comfort others.