Morgen Heissenbuettel comes from a varied musical background and has been involved in many different musical organizations. She began playing the violin at the age of four and has developed a passion for sharing music with others over the years.
Morgen is currently a sophomore at Valparaiso University and is pursuing a double major in violin performance and psychology. In addition to being apart of the LCSO, Morgen has also performed with organizations such as The Brandenburg Project at CMSA2, the Michigan Youth Symphony Orchestra, Huron Symphony Orchestra, Valparaiso University Symphony Orchestra, the Brevard Sinfonia and Music Center Orchestra. Throughout her musical career, Morgen has had many influences that have helped develop her passion for violin and music, such as private teachers and orchestra directors. Morgen has also attended summer music institutes, which have helped her grow in her playing as well.
In addition to music, Morgen’s other interests include hiking, spending time outside, reading, traveling, doing yoga, and spending time with her friends and family. Her mom, dad, and sister have all been supportive of Morgen’s musical career and she especially enjoys the time she gets to spend with them when she is home.
Although this is only Morgen’s first year in the LCSO, one of the aspects about this organization that she enjoys is getting to know everyone in the orchestra. She appreciates the kind, hard working environment of the LCSO and has liked making music with people in a new community outside of her hometown.