Carmen Morin

Pianist – Educator

Having begun her piano study at the age of two with her father Dan Morin, Ms. Morin has been an active member of Calgary’s musical community for all of her life.

Making her orchestral debut at the age of 10 with the Calgary Civic Symphony, she has been featured several times as guest soloist with orchestras in Canada, as well as to represent the Canadian Embassy in a performance tour showcasing Canadian talent.

Ms. Morin holds her ARCT in Piano Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music.  She studied with Dmitry Nesterov at Mount Royal University to obtain her Diploma in Music Performance, and under the tutelage of Marilyn Engle and Charles Foreman in the Bachelor of Music program at the University of Calgary.

With over fifteen years of teaching experience, Ms. Morin has a passion for sharing music education with the next generation. She was a faculty member of Mount Royal University’s Conservatory from 2008-2013 before establishing Morin Music Studio in 2014.  Alongside her role as a committed pedagogue, she enjoys her position as owner and executive director of Morin Music Studio, a private music school that now offers classical instruction to over 700 students in Calgary.  

She was the recipient of the 2016 Horizon Alumni Award from Mount Royal University, and is the founder of the Love of Music Calgary Program, a community organization that aims to extend the reach of music education to interested students who may not have the means to otherwise study.

Ms Morin enjoys an active performance schedule. She has studied and performed in Europe including performances in Coimbra, Portugal at the Coimbra World Piano Meeting held by the Academia Internacional de Música de Aquiles Delle Vigne. She was recently awarded first prize in the Coimbra World Piano Duo Competition “Special Prize – Francis Poulenc”  with her piano duo partner, Lana Henchell where they performed as guest soloists with the Orquestra Clàssica do Centro in the São Francisco Concert Hall.