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Chris Morrison

Chris Morrison is Content Coordinator and Producer for KNCJ public radio in Reno, Nevada. A former Executive Director of the Reno Chamber Orchestra, he also produces Inside the Music: The Reno Phil Podcast and writes program notes for the Reno Philharmonic, Reno Chamber Orchestra, Nevada Chamber Music Festival, Chamber Music Kansas City, and Bellingham Symphony.

Pre-Concert Lecturer

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Bertil van Boer, PhD

Bertil van Boer is an active musicologist, composer, conductor, and violist. He received his BA degree from the University of California in Berkeley in1974 and his MA in Music History from the University of Oregon in 1978. His other music education includes the Mozarteum, where he was a composition student of Cesar Bresgen. Following doctoral work at Cornell University, he received his PhD in Musicology from Uppsala University in Sweden in 1983. He came to Western as the Dean of the College of Fine and Performing Arts and Professor of Musicology/Theory, prior to which he was Professor of Music History, Chair of the Music History/Theory at the School of Music, and Interim Associate Dean of the College of Fine Arts at Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas. Other faculty positions include Brigham Young University, Shasta College, and the Conservatorio Nacional of Nicaragua.

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