Doctoral Recital: 1988-06-06 - Greg Morris, piano

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Recital presented at the NTSU School of Music Recital Hall in partial fulfillment of the Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) degree.

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Morris, Greg June 6, 1988.

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  • Main Title: Doctoral Recital: 1988-06-06 - Greg Morris, piano
  • Series Title: Doctoral Recitals

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Recital presented at the NTSU School of Music Recital Hall in partial fulfillment of the Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) degree.

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  • June 6, 1988

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  • July 11, 2017, 7:49 p.m.

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Morris, Greg. Doctoral Recital: 1988-06-06 - Greg Morris, piano, audio recording, June 6, 1988; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc983909/: accessed October 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Music Library.