John-Morgan Bush is working to change the face of classical music in the 21st century. As a concert artist, John-Morgan hit the ground running, after winning second prize in the 2008 International Horn Society Solo Competition in Denver, CO. He performs with orchestras in the greater New York area as well as presenting innovative solo and chamber music recitals across the region.
John-Morgan also has a strong background in music pedagogy and music education, believing that all both are integral to high-caliber artistry. He has served as a teaching artist in the Harmony Program at PS129 in Harlem and then as the Director of Education for The Little Orchestra Society, also located in New York City, where he managed music education and community engagement programs which served thousands of New York City public school children, parents and senior citizens.
As an arts leader, John-Morgan takes a multifaceted approach to define a new model for the role of the artist-as-administrator. He has served as an Executive Board Member of the National String Project Consortium and on the Board of Directors of the Juventas New Music Ensemble. He currently is a Director of Learning and Leadership Programs at the League of American Orchestras where he works to provide innovative programming and resources for the orchestral field at the national level. He also holds an adjunct faculty position at the New School University in the school’s innovative Arts Management and Entrepreneurship program.
In 2012 he founded the Tuxedo Revolt, an arts consultancy and think-tank that re-imagines how to connect live music to today’s audiences. John-Morgan strongly believes that live performance can, and must, be interesting and bold; but above all else—it must be relevant. In addition, he also founded the Tuxedo Revolt Blog, which now has been read by over 6,000 people across the globe in more than 60 countries worldwide