Elaine Gardner- Morales teaches Vocal Jazz Ensemble and Guitar for Peninsula College. With 30 years teaching experience, she brings a broad musical background to her classroom with teaching knowledge in: guitar, choral conducting, vocal jazz ensemble, jazz combo, guitar, theory and composition at the Brookhaven College School of the Arts in Dallas, TX. Her award winning vocal jazz ensembles have toured, nationally and internationally and produced numerous vocal professionals in the Dallas area.
In addition to her ensembles, Elaine has written and had performed numerous compositions of various genres throughout the United States, including music for the International Episcopal Church Renewal Movement, “Happening”. She remains active as a clinician and adjudicator most recently at the 2012 national MTNA conference in New York with piano educator/textbook author Brenda Dillon. She is the recipient of numerous teaching awards including the Minnie Stevens Piper Award, NISOD Teaching Excellence Award, and Outstanding Faculty Award of Brookhaven College.
Ms Morales currently plays guitar with Olympic Express Big Band.