BME (with Honors), University of Florida; MME, Louisiana State University; DMA in Instrumental Conducting, University of Washington (Seattle).
Dr. Linda R. Moorhouse joined the Illinois faculty in the fall of 2010 and currently serves as Associate Director of the School of Music. She also holds an appointment in the Bands Division as Senior Associate Director. Prior to her current position, she served as Interim Director of Bands at Illinois, where she also taught graduate and undergraduate conducting. Concert 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.
Before joining the University of Illinois School of Music, Dr. Moorhouse served on the faculty at Louisiana State University for over 20 years, where she was the recipient of several select campus-wide awards for teaching excellence. While at LSU, she conducted the LSU Symphonic Winds, and served as the drill designer, auxiliary choreographer, music and drill instructor, and teacher of record of the LSU Tiger Marching Band, one of a select few award-winning college marching bands. She also served as director of the LSU Summer Music Camps and taught conducting in the LSU School of Music.
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. She currently serves as Vice President of the prestigious American Bandmasters Association, and is both a past president and the current Executive Secretary of the National Band Association, where she also serves as Editor of the NBA Journal. Recognized internationally as a Member Laureate of Sigma Alpha Iota (professional fraternity for women in music), she is 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, along with recent election to the Academy of Wind and Percussion Arts (AWAPA). She is also a past President of Women Band Directors International, where she is a recipient of the organization's "Silver Baton" and "International Golden Rose" awards for outstanding leadership and service to the music profession.
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 Erös and Timothy Salzman. She holds a Master of Music Education degree from LSU, and a Bachelor of Music Education with Honors degree from the University of Florida, where she is a member of the University of Florida Bands Hall of Fame.
Recent engagements include serving as an adjudicator for the World Music Contest in July 2017 in Kerkrade (NL), where she will also serve on an international panel conversation for the 2017 conference of the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles. Next spring she will appear as conductor of Portugal's Wind Ensemble of Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa, and next summer she will complete a short residency in Australia.