Beth Morgan is a professional percussionist and music educator in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Currently, she is the Band Director at Carl Sandburg Middle School in Fairfax County. She is also the percussion director at Hayfield Secondary School and the Front Ensemble instructor at West Springfield High School.
Ms. Morgan earned her Bachelors of Music in Music Education from James Madison University. There she studied percussion with Bill Rice and Joshua Smith. She earned her Masters of Music in Percussion Performance from George Mason University. While at Mason, she studied with John Kilkenny, John Spirtas, and Joe McCarthy. Ms. Morgan has also studied with Al Merz, Bill Messerschmidt. and Dan Helm. She was a participant in the Leigh Howard Stevens Summer Seminar and the Alan Abel Percussion Seminar.
Ms. Morgan maintains an active performing career as an orchestral and rudimental percussionist. She performed with the City of Washington Pipe Band from 2010 to 2013. She is currently a tenor, snare, and bass drummer with MacMillan United Pipe Bands and the Northern Virginia Firefighters Emerald Society Pipe Band. She was a member of the 2015 MacMillan Grade 3 band that won the North American Pipe Band Championships in Maxville, Ontario. Ms. Morgan also performs with the Fairfax Wind Symphony and the Fairfax Chamber Players.Her professional affiliations include the Virginia Music Educators Association, National Association of Music Education, Percussive Arts Society, and the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association. Currently, Ms. Morgan resides in Washington, DC.
Sheir Clark Front Ensemble Instructor
Sheir Clark serves as the Front Ensemble instructor in the Marching Band. Ms. Clark graduated from George Mason University, focusing on Music Education. She is also a proud alumni of Fairfax County Schools and Hayfield Secondary School. Sheir has distinguished herself during high school with numerous awards and recognitions. Sheir placed in all district band on clarinet, and served as section leader multiple years.