Scott Morwitz grew up in Pittsburgh, PA, where he received his BFA in Vocal Performance from Carnegie Mellon University. He began performing in school musicals and still loves musical theater more than anything. Scott has been fortunate enough to be continually involved in choral singing for most of his life since high school, most notably performing with The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra several times as a member of the city’s Mendelssohn Choir.
After moving to New York in 2006, it was a while before Scott found a church singing position. There, he met Vince Peterson, the artistic director of Choral Chameleon. This meeting continues to lead to additional opportunities to sing throughout the city. At the moment the biggest “upcoming engagement” that Scott has is paying his rent, which happens to take a great deal of time and energy away from his pursuit of his performance career, but things are only getting better and opportunities more plentiful!
Scott is a tenor in Choral Chameleon.
Scott, what’s so great about singing with Choral Chameleon?
First, the thing I love about singing with any good group…that feeling in your chest when everyone is in tune and singing strongly together. Second, of course, is the fact that everyone in the group is good. It is the same feeling I got when I sang with District Chorus and when I went to CMU – the feeling that everyone wants to be there.
Do you have a favorite inspirational quote?
I like quotes so I’m sharing two:
“The more you learn about what you know is the more you know there’s a lot more to know about what you thought you knew.” – Scott Morwitz
“And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight in the bud became more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anais Nin. (Andrew Cook-Feltz really likes this quote- thanks for sharing!)
Tell us about a favorite song Choral Chameleon has performed:
“Somewhere I have Never Traveled” by Julian Wachner. I definitely teared up a bit when we performed that one!
What sayeth thee to someone who is on-the-fence about coming to a Choral Chameleon concert?
This is a group that really honors choral music. You will feel the warmth and commitment that each of us has to the music and the words. If you are not a regular attendee of “classical” music concerts, please come with an open mind. This is music for the people. Let the words wash over you and appreciate the unique experience that only multiple voices, singing in cooperation, can provide.