improviser • composer • cellist

Morgan Lovell is an improviser, composer and cellist and based in Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada. She received her bachelor’s degree in contemporary music from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2019.


Over the past few years, Morgan has had the opportunity to perform several works by both Canadian and international composers at the Open Ears Festival, Between the Ears Festival, and in various shows presented by NUMUS Concerts in K-W. She was the winner of the sixth annual NUMUS Concerts Emerging Improviser Contest, and received the opportunity to perform alongside the local improvisation collective Digital Prowess in the fall of 2018. The following spring, Morgan performed alongside improvisers Amanda Lowry and Veda Hingert-McDonald in the multimedia concert Videocrunch, which was presented by NUMUS Concerts and Insomniac Film Festival. 

Morgan’s compositions have premiered at Wilfrid Laurier’s Student Composer Concerts as well as concerts in the wider Kitchener-Waterloo community. As a composer, Morgan draws from her interest in improvisation to bring elements of spontaneity to her music and enjoys exploring the boundaries that exist between composer and performer. 


In the summer of 2018 Morgan attended Waterloo Region Contemporary Music Sessions (WRCMS) where she collaborated with both Canadian and international composers and improvisers to create new musical works. Morgan has co-created and presented concerts of comtemporary music in Kitchener-Waterloo as a member of The Yacht Club, which is a collective of local composer/performers.

Morgan is also member of the Kitchener-Waterloo based indie/folk band Safe as Houses.