Dr. Ed Morse is Assistant Professor of Music at Mississippi Valley State University in Itta Bena, MS. At MVSU, Dr. Morse teaches applied trombone, tuba, and euphonium as well as music education and music appreciation classes. He previously taught at Bethune-Cookman University and Daytona State College in Daytona Beach, FL. He holds a DMA in Trombone Performance from the University of Memphis, a MM in Trombone Performance from Baylor University, and a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. His primary teachers include John Mueller, Brent Phillips, Kevin Chiarizzio, and Don Hough. He is 2nd trombone in the Jackson Symphony (TN). He is currently preparing his dissertation “Teaching Alto Trombone through Performance of 17th, 18th, and 19th Century Sonatas and Art Songs" for publication.