Dr. Linda R. Moorhouse joined the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign faculty in the fall of 2010 and currently serves as Associate Director of the School of Music. Ensembles under her direction have been featured at both national and regional conferences of the College Band Directors National Association, and the North American Saxophone Alliance International Conference. Prior to her Illinois appointment, she served on the music faculty at Louisiana State University for over 20 years, where she was the recipient of several select campus-wide awards for teaching excellence.
Dr. Moorhouse is active as a conductor, clinician, and adjudicator both nationally and internationally and her service to the band profession is a matter of record. Currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of the prestigious American Bandmasters Association, she also served as the 82nd President. She is also both a past president and the current Executive Secretary of the National Band Association, where she also serves as Editor of the NBA Journal. She is also a past President of the Women Band Directors International.
Recognized internationally as a Member Laureate of Sigma Alpha Iota (professional fraternity for women in music), she is also a recipient of the “Diploma of the Sudler Order of Merit” from the John Philip Sousa Foundation in recognition of extraordinary service to the music community. The National Band Association has recognized her contributions to bands and band music on numerous occasions with the NBA Citation of Excellence, and as an elected member to the Academy of Wind and Percussion Arts.
In addition to her conducting and teaching obligations, Dr. Moorhouse has several notable publication credits including contributions to multiple volumes of both the Teaching Music Through Performance in Band (GIA) and A Composer’s Insight (Meredith Music) series, along with other Meredith Music publications.
Dr. Moorhouse received a Doctor of Musical Arts in Instrumental Conducting from the University of Washington, where she studied with Peter Erős and Timothy Salzman. She received a Master of Music Education degree from LSU, and a Bachelor of Music Education with Honors degree from the University of Florida. She is a member of the University of Florida Bands Hall of Fame.
Recent international engagements include serving as an adjudicator and advisor to the Ministry of Education for Singapore’s National Youth Music Festival, an adjudicator for two jury panels for the 2017 World Music Contest in Kerkrade (Netherlands), and a conducting clinician and evaluator for events in Lisbon, Portugal and Perth, Australia.