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Miles Morgan, La Médaille d’Or de La Renaissance Française

Miles Morgan is a musician and has been particularly active in every aspect of early music for four decades. He received a bachelor of Arts in History and Literature in 1950 from Harvard University and trained as a conductor in the United States and in Italy. He has conducted in many European countries.

For many years he was a director of the Associazione Musicale Romana, and for six years music director of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra. In the 1960’s he was a director of Janus Films, and he has served on the boards of the Boston Early Music Festival, the Venice Music Festival, the Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra and the American Friends of Blérancourt. He was, from 2000 to 2017, an artistic director for the Tropical Baroque Festival in Miami and from 1982 to 2005 a regular participant in the Bamboo Organ Festival (Las Piñas, Philippines).

Mr. Morgan was the leading supporter and presenter in the documentary video and eighteen city tour of the traveling exhibition American Women Rebuilding France, which is about his great aunt Anne Morgan, and her work with three hundred and fifty American women volunteers to rebuild Picardy following WWI. Thanks to Miles, in March of 2019 the film Anne Morgan’s War was shown in 951 PBS markets throughout the US. The Franco American Museum Chateau de Blérancourt is her gift to the French.

Miles served in the United States Army from 1951 to 1953, holds memberships in the American Federation of Musicians and the Directors Guild of America, and has been named an officer of the French Ordre des Arts et Lettres. He lives in New York.


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