Mary Morrison has been active in Suncrest United Methodist Church’s music program for more than 37 years. The Iowa native earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music education from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. She moved to Morgantown in 1968.
Over the years, she has worked with SUMC’s youth and teen choirs. In 1977, she founded the bell program here at Suncrest, starting with a 3-octave set of bells. Thanks to memorial and honorarium gifts, Suncrest now has bells to 5 octaves, an additional 3-octave set, and a 3-octive set of choir chimes. In addition to using bells in Suncrest worship services, Mary works on programs where the message is illustrated by the bell music. The choirs go out into the community to share these services. Their Christmas Concert is always a highlight of the season. The Drummond Ringers have recorded two CDs.
As a faculty member of the WVU Community Music Program, Mary teaches private lessons on cello and piano. She is a nationally certified teacher of music through the National Music Teachers Association. She is married to Donald Morrison, WVU professor emeritus of dentistry. They have four grown children and five grandchildren.
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