Columbia's Music Department Brings in Former Prince Collaborator Morris Hayes for Residency

Morris Hayes performing in concert at the keyboards.Photo of Morris Hayes by Peter Lodder.
Renowned keyboardist Morris Hayes will perform at the Columbia Music Center Concert Hall on Friday, November 18.

Every semester the Columbia Music Department brings nationally and internationally recognized professional musicians to Columbia for week-long residencies. The artists lead workshops, master classes, and rehearsals with student ensembles in preparation for recording sessions and public performances. This year Columbia's Music department welcomes Morris Hayes. 

Morris Hayes is a renowned producer, programmer, keyboardist, and musical director who is best known for his work as Prince’s Musical Director and touring keyboardist. In addition to Prince, Hayes has performed live with musicians ranging from Whitney Houston to Elton John. Outside of performing on stage, Morris has produced tracks for television and motion pictures including Martin Lawrence’s You So Crazy, HBO’s Laurel Avenue, and commercial music for both Target and 3M. 

The Morris Hayes Residency Concert takes place on Friday, November 18 at 7 p.m. in the Music Center Concert Hall at 1014 S. Michigan. To buy tickets click here.