Morris Nelms

Morris Nelms, pianist/vocalist, grew up in Frederick, OK, discovered Jazz at Cameron University in Lawton, OK, and was instantly hooked. He completed a Bachelor's degree at the University of Oklahoma in 1978 and a Master's degree in Composition at Texas State University in San Marcos, TX in 2000. Currently, he teaches at Texas State University. He has taught and played Jazz for many years. In addition, he has taught and, in some cases, is teaching: Introduction to the Fine Arts, Aural Learning, Improvisation/Combo performance, Big Band Performance, Jazz History, Jazz Appreciation, Jazz Piano, Jazz Guitar, Jazz Voice and University Seminar

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San Marcos, TX

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced students


$40/hr Master's degree in Composition, Texas State University San Marcos Taught at the Clark Terry International Institute of Jazz Studies in Le Mars, IA 1994-1997 Private instruction in any area of jazz performance

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