Linda MoorhouseVisiting Associate Professor of Bands
B.M.E. (with Honors) from the University of Florida, M.M.E. from LSU, and a D.M.A. in Instrumental Conducting from the University of Washington
Dr. Linda R. Moorhouse joined the UI faculty in the fall of 2010 as Visiting Associate Professor of Music. As Associate Director of Bands at the University of Illinois, she conducts the Wind Orchestra and teaches courses in instrumental conducting and wind literature. Prior to her UI appointment, she served on the faculty at Louisiana State University for over 20 years where she conducted the LSU Symphonic Winds, served as the primary instructor and drill designer for the LSU Tiger Marching Band, and taught instrumental conducting. At LSU she was a recipient of both the LSU Tiger Athletic Foundationís President's Award and Undergraduate Teaching Award, campus-wide awards for teaching excellence, and the LSU School of Music Excellence in Teaching Award.
She has been honored by the John Philip Sousa Foundation with the Sudler Order of Merit, and was recognized by Phi Beta Mu with the Outstanding Bandmaster Award for Louisiana. A distinguished Member Laureate of Sigma Alpha Iota, international fraternity for women in music, Dr. Moorhouse has received the Citation of Excellence from the National Band Association on numerous occasions, and the Silver Baton and International Golden Rose awards from Women Band Directors International. She was recently inducted into the University of Florida Bands Hall of Fame.
Dr. Moorhouse maintains an active schedule having appeared as a guest conductor both nationally and internationally. An elected member of the prestigious American Bandmasters Association, she is a Past-President and the current Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the National Band Association, the world's largest band organization. She also serves on the Sudler Trophy Committee of the John Philip Sousa Foundation.
Dr. Moorhouse is as a contributing author for multiple volumes of the Teaching Music Through Performance in Band series (GIA Publications), in addition to A Composer's Insight : Thoughts, Analysis and Commentary on Contemporary Masterpieces for Wind Band (Volumes 2 and 3) (Meredith Music), and The Music Director's Cookbook (Meredith Music). She also serves as Editor of the NBA Journal.