Dr. Moria Tunison
Dr. Tunison’s Education:
- D.M.A. Clarinet Performance and Literature, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- M.A. Clarinet Performance, Michigan State University
- B.A. Clarinet Performance, Eastern Illinois University
- B.A. Instrumental Music Education, Eastern Illinois University
More about Dr. Tunison:
Moria Tunison is an active chamber musician, soloist, and educator. She has performed in a wide range of ensembles including the FAVA Opera Chamber Orchestra in France, the Urbana Pops Orchestra, the Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra, the Illinois Wesleyan Civic Orchestra, the 2017 National Intercollegiate Band, and chamber ensembles including woodwind quintets, clarinet choirs, the Illinois Modern Ensemble, and the MIL Clarinet and Percussion Duo. As well as playing in clarinet choirs, Moria conducted several of the University of Illinois Clarinet Choir performances in 2018.
In addition to her ensemble performances, Moria maintains an active solo presence. She performed with the Eastern Symphony Orchestra as the 2010 Concerto Competition Winner and has given numerous recitals ranging from clarinet standards to lesser known repertoire. Moria is also an active pianist, playing at the Pesotum United Methodist Church, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and as the choir accompanist at Kenwood Elementary School.
As an educator, Moria has taught clarinet and piano lessons and enjoys nurturing the musical potential of each student. Past students have been accepted as music majors at universities, into summer festivals, IMEA District and All State bands and orchestra, performed in various honor bands throughout Illinois, and received Superiors and Best of Days at Contest. She has taught a variety of students, ranging from elementary to adult age, and has taught in schools, private lessons, and studio settings. In addition to her position at UIS, Moria teaches at the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp during the summer. Moria has studied with J. David Harris, Dr. Guy Yehuda, Dr. Magie Smith, Harvey Hermann, Dr. Susan Teicher, and Blaine Edlefsen.