Morton Achter

Morton Achter

Morton Achter

Educated in musicology, music theory, piano, and theater history at the University of Michigan (BM, MM, PhD), Morton’s extensive academic tenure was at Otterbein College in Ohio, where he served as Chair of the Department of Music and taught theory, composition, music history, music appreciation, opera, and musical theater.  He has also taught at Indiana University-Purdue University in Indiana,  University of Michigan, Boston University, and the Boston Conservatory.

Morton has been responsible for the overall direction, the music direction, and the choreography for five dozen operas, musicals, and plays at the professional, college, and community levels.  Since retirement in 2002 he has been a consultant for the National Association of Schools of Music, director of eight theater productions in the Damariscotta area, and led pre-opera talks for the Met HD broadcasts in Damariscotta.

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