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Tony Morris

Host, Classical Guitar Alive

Tony Morris, is the Executive Director of the Classical Guitar Alive (CGA) nonprofit organization, which produces the award-winning Classical Guitar Alive! radio program which airs each week on over 200 NPR stations nationwide, and has been nationally-broadcast since 1997.

CGA’s other projects include its Music In Medicine program, which has presented hundreds of free classical music performances at hospitals and hospices in Texas since 2004. In 2017, the program expanded to California with guitar duo performances with Grammy-winning Hollywood film and Broadway composer/guitar Mark Mancina (The Lion King (both the film and Broadway stage productions), Moana, Twister, Speed, Training Day, and others).

He is a 3-time performer at the White House in Washington, DC, and served s a US State Dept. Cultural Envoy to Paraguay in 2010. His blog about the trip resulted in a commission to write his first screenplay, "Mangoré," based on life of Paraguayan artist/musician Agustin Barrios Mangoré. In March 2017, Tony Morris pitched “Mangoré” to Clint Eastwood in Carmel, CA. His other screenplays include, "Marfa Ghost Stories," and “Handle With Care,” both based in West Texas.