About the School
Brian Moorhead

Associate Professor of Clarinet
Phone: (813) 974-2311
Email: bmoorhea@usf.edu

Associate Professor in Applied Music Studies/Clarinet, has taught clarinet performance and chamber music at USF since 1985.

Moorhead has been Principal (Solo) Clarinet with the Florida Orchestra since 1976, where he has also been featured as orchestral soloist. He has collaborated in various solo, chamber, and orchestral works in Florida, Colorado, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and New York, with international invitations to Taipei, Taiwan and Le Havre, France.

He has been active with the USF Faculty Chamber Players, "Marly Room Recital Series" at the St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts, "Resident Artist Series" at USF, Tampa Bay Composers' Forum premiere performances, "Encore Series" programs at the St. Petersburg Palladium Theater, the Florida Orchestra Chamber Players, the USF Clarion Society, and the Quantum Winds Quintet in St. Petersburg, Tampa, and Clearwater.

He served as guest artist at the Highlands/Cashiers Chamber Music Festival, North Carolina, for eleven years, collaborating with the Cavani, Alexander, Audubon, and Lark String Quartets. More recently, as featured festival principal clarinet, he performed solo, chamber, orchestra, and opera works at the Crested Butte Music Festival, Colorado, in July 2006 and 2007.

In USF service, he has been a rehearsal consultant, adjudicator, clinician, and performer, working with public and private schools and youth, orchestra programs. He has facilitated the Florida Bandmasters Association for Allstate high school musician selection procedures and USF workshops.

Moorhead earned his BA from the University of South Florida and his MM at the Northwestern University School of Music, Evanston, Illinois.