Jean Moorehead Libs received her B.M.E. and M.M. in Music Education and Trumpet Perform from the University of Michigan School of Music while studying with Professor Emeritus Clifford P. Lillya; she continued at Michigan doing post graduate and doctoral studies with Armando Ghitalla. Moorehead Libs’ teaching credentials include positions at Olivet college, the United World College of Southeast Asia, Northern Michigan University, Wayne State University, Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, the University of Michigan, and the University of Michigan All-State program at Interlochen.
Formerly the principal trumpet of the Singapore Symphony, she remains active performing with Today’s Brass Quintet, the Michigan Sinfonietta, the Ann Arbor Symphony, and the Michigan Opera Theater Orchestra. Currently she is adjunct professor of trumpet at Concordia University in Ann Arbor (MI) and is a frequent guest artist at Grand Valley State University where she also serves on the faculty of the GVSU International Trumpet Seminar.
During her tenure as Pedagogical Topics editor for the International Trumpet Guild Journal, Moorehead Libs was the author and editor of dozens of articles with many of America’s leading trumpeters. She is a contributing editor for Balquidder Music and Elan Brass Press and a clinician for Stork Custom Mouthpieces. She is Chair of the ITG Young Artist Award.
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