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. Morse 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.
Morse came to Peabody in 2012 and has a full studio of violin students including some who have placed in area competitions and have gone on to study violin performance in college.
She is currently the Director of the Young People’s String Program at Peabody Preparatory.
As a freelancer in the Baltimore/Washington area, Morse has played with the Baltimore Symphony, National Philharmonic, Choral Arts of Washington and Washington Chorus at the Kennedy Center. She regularly performs in a faculty string quartet on the Howard Community College recital series.
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”.
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.