Grant Morgan is a freelance bass trombonist and a Kansas City native. A graduate of the University of Kansas (BM in Music Education ’17) and the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory (MM in Bass Trombone Performance ‘20), he has been an active performer in the greater Kansas City area since 2013, performing with groups such as the Kansas City Symphony, the Fountain City Brass Band, the New Jazz Order Big Band, the Boulevard Big Band, the Topeka Symphony, the Marcus Lewis Big Band, and the Kansas Brass Quintet. He also performed on the 2018 tour of the pop rock band Evanescence.
As an educator, he has maintained a thriving private studio of trombone and euphonium students, many of whom have been placed in all-state ensembles and have gone on to study music at the collegiate level. He is also a founder and President of the KC Trombone Workshop, a non-profit for mentoring and providing performance opportunities to middle and high school trombonists, launched in 2017.
He has studied trombone with Ben Roman, Dr. Michael Davidson, and Dr. Jodee Davis. His other instructors of note include Daniel Gailey, Dr. Ingrid Stölzel, and Matt Otto. He can be heard on the Klavier label, performing with the KU Wind Ensemble on its album, “Of Shadow and Light.”