The Artists

DRSO
Susan Morris

Susan Morris

Susan Morris is principal oboist of the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra, and is the director of the Summermusic day-camp in Deep River. Her career as an active freelance professional musician includes performing with many different ensembles throughout Eastern Ontario: the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Bel Canto Wind Quintet, l&lsquoEnsemble Prisme, Thirteen Strings, and the Harmonious Pigs Trio, to name a few. She is an experienced solo performer for concertos, recitals, and in choral works. Susan is a dedicated music educator, teaching private lessons and coaching chamber music ensembles of all levels. She is conductor of the Deep River Youth Orchestra and is a woodwind coach for the Ottawa Youth Orchestra Academy.

Alexandra King

Alexandra King

Alexandra King started playing the violin when she was six and a half years of age. She switched to the viola when she began studying music and biology at the University of Ottawa. Previous instructors include Dr. Metro Kozak and Rennie Regehr. Alexandra is currently studying with Michael van der Sloot. She is involved in the university orchestra, opera, and chamber music performances.

Alexandra was a member of the DRSO for many years, including serving as concert master for several seasons. She also took part in musicals, choral group concerts, and the Kiwanis Music Festival.

An avid biology student, she is interested in both mycological and botanical studies of plant science. Aside from the viola, she enjoys playing guitar and piano, and is greatly influenced by The Beatles, Paul McCartney, and Led Zeppelin. Photography, reading Shakespeare and Oscar Wilde, and record collecting are a few of her pastimes.

Rob Carson

Rob Carson

Rob grew up in Windsor, Ontario and has been playing saxophone for the last 18 years. In Windsor, he studied woodwinds under Gil Grossutti, a prominent local performer and educator. Rob was the first chair alto saxophone player in the National Wind Symphony from 2007 to 2009 and played with the University of Windsor jazz and wind ensembles during school. He has played as a woodwind doubler for about two dozen musical theatre productions and was Music Director for the recent Deep River Players production of Anything Goes. In 2014, Rob was featured with the DRSO playing also saxophone for Darius Milhaud’s Scaramouche, and he's very excited to have the opportunity to perform again with the DRSO.