Simon Morrison

Director, Fund for Canadian Studies; Professor of Music and Slavic Languages and Literatures


(609) 258–4231


210 Woolworth Music Center


Simon Morrison is an archival historian specializing in 20th-century Russian and Soviet music with expertise in opera, dance, film, sketch studies, and historically informed performance. Having earned unequaled access to repositories in Russia, he has unearthed previously unknown sketches, scores, letters, diaries, official documents, contracts, financial records, photographs, and other sources related to musical life from the tsars through the Soviets. He is a leading expert on composer Sergey Prokofiev, and at present researching the career of Tchaikovsky as well as a new political biography of Shostakovich.

He is the Director of the Fund for Canadian Studies in the Humanities Council.

Read his full biography on the Department of Music website.

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