James H. Morris is a classical pianist pursuing his M.M. in Piano Performance at the University of Colorado Boulder. He currently studies with Jennifer Hayghe, the last student of the legendary artist-teacher Adele Marcus. James recently graduated cum laude from Westminster Choir College of Rider University, earning B.M. degrees in both Piano and Theory/Composition. There, he studied piano with Dr. James Goldsworthy and theory/composition with Dr. Stefan Young. James has been awarded five gold medals by the ACT-SO state competition for New Jersey and three gold medals at the ACT-SO national competition. In 2017, 2018, and 2019, he placed first in the Westminster Piano Competition. Additionally, he placed first in the Westminster Composition Competition in 2019 and second in 2018. He was a recipient of The Damien Dixon Memorial Scholarship in 2018 and was named the alternate for the New Jersey MTNA Competition Young Artist division in 2019.