Jean Moorehead Libs received her B.M.E. and M.M. in Music Education and Trumpet Performance from the University of Michigan School of Music while studying with Professor Emertius Clifford P. Lillya; she continued at Michigan doing Post Graduate and Doctoral studies with Armando Ghitalla, Professor Emeritus and former Principal Trumpet of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Miss Moorehead's teaching credentials includes 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. A dedicated educator Jean's many preparatory students have held leading positions in the University if Michigan's Youth Ensembles, numerous State Honors Bands, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp International Youth Orchestras and the Interlochen All State Youth Orchestras and Bands. Dozens of her students have gone on to major in music performance and education across the country and several have received prizes at the National Trumpet Competition and the ITG student competitions and now hold university teaching positions as well as membership in professional orchestras.
Formerly the Principle Trumpet of the Singapore Symphony, Miss Moorehead remains active performing with Today's Brass Quintet, the Michigan Sinfonietta, The Ann Arbor Symphony and The Michigan Opera Theater Orchestra.
Jean contributes regularly as an adjudicator and clinician at numerous district and state solo and ensemble and band and orchestra festivals for MSBOA (Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association). Currently she is Adjunct Professor of Trumpet at Concordia University in Ann Arbor, Michigan and is frequent guest artist at Grand Valley State University.
During her tenure as Pedagogical Topics editor for the International Trumpet Guild Journal, Jean 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 Customs Mouthpieces. Jean recently completed the second edition of Clifford P. Lillya's Method Book Two with colleagues Rob Roy McGregor and Dennis Horton and is Chair of the ITG Young Artist Award.
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