Faculty Bio
Deanna Morrison


Bachelor of Music, Point Loma Nazarene University
Deanna Morrison is a Southern California native and has been involved in music to various degrees her entire life. Claremont Community School of Music was where she started violin when she was 4 years old. She graduated from Jurupa Valley High School having participated in the choir department, under the direction of her mother, Melva Morrison. Deanna was a member of the Claremont Young Musicians Orchestra for 5 years and several honor orchestras and choirs including the LA Philharmonic High School Honor Orchestra and the Southern California Vocal Associations’ High School Honor Choir. Deanna graduated with a bachelors in violin performance from Point Loma Nazarene University where she was concert master for 4 years. While in college, she participated in choirs and small ensembles in addition to private vocal training and solo experience with both violin and voice. She has taught in the public and private schools for 7 years as well as teaching summer music camps and working with honor orchestras. During this time, Deanna taught in San Diego for the Sweetwater Unified School District and at Coastal Christian School in Arroyo Grande. She has also performed professionally many times as a violinist and vocalist at various venues and continues to frequently. Deanna is currently teaching at Claremont Community School of Music as well as subbing in the Jurupa Unified School District.