Lenelle Morse began studying the violin in her home town of Memphis, TN. She graduated with a degree in violin performance and mathematics from Indiana University, Bloomington. For 13 years she served as the Assistant Concertmaster of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic as well as a founding member of the Freimann String Quartet. She became the orchestra director at Canterbury School and grew the program from 12 students in 1997 to 147 in 2011. Additionally, she served as the chairman of the Fine Arts Department at Canterbury School. She is currently the assistant director of the Young People’s String Program at Peabody Preparatory.
During the summers, she plays in the 1st violin section of the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra at the Chautauqua Institution in New York State. Lenelle has volunteered with audience development and PR at Chautauqua by initiating the very successful program, “Meet the Musicians”.
She has one son, Jon, who plays the cello and is a church youth director in Seattle, WA.
Morse is trained as a volunteer docent at the National Cathedral, and enjoys giving tours once a week.
The Young People’s String Program (YPSP) is a creative blend of Suzuki philosophy, Paul Rolland’s approach to movement in string playing, and traditional string pedagogy.