Dr. Willie Morris - Willie L Morris, III is an associate professor of music completing his seventeenth year as amember of the University of Dayton Department of Music faculty. His duties include teaching saxophone, coordinating the jazz studies program, and directing the Dayton Jazz Ensemble. He also coaches the First Flight Saxophone Quartet and the University Saxophone Quartet and two other student saxophone quartets. He holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in saxophone performance from the University of Missouri at Kansas City Conservatory of Music, a Masters of Arts degree from Stephen F. Austin State University and a Bachelor of Music Education for East Carolina University. He has taught on the faculties of the University of Alabama and Alcorn State University. As a concert saxophonist, Morris has performed at the 1997 World Saxophone Congress in Valencia, Spain, the 2003 World Saxophone Congress Montreal, Quebec, Canada and the 2006 World Saxophone Congress Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has given performances in Japan, South America and China. He is an active member of the North American Saxophone Alliance and has performed at many of the regional and national conferences. He has also hosted a NASA Region V at the University of Dayton and a Region 6 conference at the University of Alabama. Dr. Morris has served on the faculty of the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camps and has given saxophone clinics and workshops at several state, regional and national music conferences. Morris plays frequently with his own group in the Dayton area. He also plays lead alto and is the music director for the Eddie Brookshire Big Band and has performed with the Dayton Jazz Orchestra and other regional jazz ensembles.