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Meet Devon Morrisette, 2019 Conference Faculty.

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Devon Morrisette has enjoyed a diverse career in the local arts community since he began developing his craft over a decade ago. Devon has been writing music, lyrics, and poetry since his mid-teens, when his love of music began to blossom. After attending the University of Alabama, Devon has shared his love of music by teaching piano and voice to students of all ages. In addition to his teaching and writing, Devon is also an experienced performer, having performed at the Fairhope Arts & Crafts Festival, at area lounges, and at private functions. He has since become involved in his local theatre community immersing himself in a number of productions and serving in pivotal roles, both on and off-stage.

As faculty at the AWC Conference this year, Devon will be leading the following workshop:

STORYTELLING THROUGH MUSIC” with Devon Morrisette (Academic’s Room)
Even when all the elements of a great story are present, you may find yourself wanting more. This is why, whether in radio, film, or live theatre, composers sit down and put pen to paper a score that helps the writer carry their story to the audience. The score should not overshadow or take away from the story. It is an extension of the story and the composer should connect to the text as much as the writer. In this workshop, you will learn the steps in crafting the perfect score to go along with your original work, by connecting to the emotion of the work and translating that into music that will not leave the audience wanting.'

Alina Stefanescu