- School of Music
Hailing from Vero Beach, Florida, Angela Moretti is an active performer and educator in the greater San Antonio area. She splits her time equally between holding positions in several area orchestras and chamber ensembles as well as managing a private studio of over 20 young bassoonists.
Prior to her appointment at TLU, Angela served in the U.S. Army as a member of the 8th Army Band in Pyeongtaek, South Korea and the 323rd Army Band in San Antonio. While in the Army, she performed in hundreds of concerts and festivals in South Korea and the United States and enjoyed leading clinics for young musicians. Additionally, she was a founding member of the all-female chamber group Bassooner the Better, which focused heavily on community outreach and education. Prior to her Army service, Angela performed in Florida with the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra, the Vero Beach Chamber Orchestra, the Florida Metropolitan Orchestra, the Alterity.co Chamber/Experimental Orchestra, among many others. During her brief time in Texas, she has played with the Symphony of the Hills, SA Harmonie, the South Texas Symphonic Orchestra, and The Heart of Texas Concert Band.
As an educator, Angela began her career as an elementary music teacher at Lakewood Park Elementary School in Fort Pierce, Florida. She believes that a strong elementary music education is equally as important as the upper stages of her student’s musical experience. She founded the Falcon Chorus which boasted over 70 members, taught Orff ensembles, and a guitar ensemble. Angela currently works with middle and high school bassoonists in and around San Antonio and is frequently requested as a performance clinician and for her expertise in reed making.
Outside of her music career, Angela was recently appointed the Vice President of the National Museum of Civil Defense, a 501(c)(3) dedicated to preservation and education about the country’s Cold War Era Civil Defense program. Additionally, she has had her illustrations published in several music education-focused children’s books.
Angela received her Bachelor of Music Education degree from The Florida State University, and her Master’s degree from the University of Central Florida, where she served as a Teaching Assistant. Her teachers included Randy Doo, Andrew West, and Jeffrey Keesecker.