Careers in Music

  • Creativity in the workforce

    The arts develop a globally competitive workforce. As more analytical and technical jobs are being outsourced to other countries, it is important to develop creativity in children to keep them on the cutting edge of innovation.

    Chris Morrissey ‘99, professional musician

    Morrissey is a professional songwriter, bassist and singer. As a bassist, he’s logged hundreds of thousands of miles touring five continents with the Jim Campilongo Trio, Mark Guiliana’s “Beat Music”, Ben Kweller, Andrew Bird, Dosh, Mason Jennings, Gretchen Parlato, and most recently with five-time Grammy nominee and multi-platinum selling artist Sara Bareilles, for whom he also acts as music director.

    As a leader, Mr. Morrissey has released three records to high praise: “The Morning World” (2009), “Cannon Falls Forever” (2011) and “North Hero” (2013), and performs regularly in New York with his bands.

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