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Dr. Luis E. Loubriel is a performer, teacher, and researcher who specializes on the subjects of brass performance and pedagogy. He has been especially interested in the development of exciting and effective learning environments for emerging young artists, as well as in the symbiotic collaboration between disciplines to enhance teaching effectiveness and efficiency. He was awarded the Distinguished Faculty Award for Research from Benedictine University in 2014.


He joined the American Federation of Musicians at age sixteen to perform with the Puerto Rico Philharmonic and the Festival Casals Orchestra before receiving his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in trumpet performance from Northwestern University, where he studied with Vincent Cichowicz. In addition, he studied with William Scarlett of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Armando Ghitalla of the Boston Symphony, and Arnold Jacobs. 


He was a Patricia Roberts Harris Fellow at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis—studying with David Baldwin and Manny Laureano—and an ICEOP Fellow with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign—studying with Ray Sasaki and Ronald Romm—where he received a Doctor of Musical Arts in Performance and Literature. In 2015, he received a grant from the American Council on Education to be part of the Spectrum Aspiring Leaders Program/Inclusive Excellence Group.


Dr. Loubriel has performed with the Minnesota Orchestra, the Canadian Brass Quintet, the Artie Shaw Orchestra, the Aspen Festival Orchestra, the Puerto Rico Symphony, the Millar Brass Ensemble, the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and the Chicago Chamber Orchestra, among others, and has served as faculty at Western Illinois University, North Central College, and Benedictine University—where he is currently Professor of Music and Chair of the Department of Music. 


As a music radio programmer and producer, Dr. Loubriel served as assistant producer/programmer and recording engineer at WFMT Radio in Chicago—where he produced the Studs Terkel Program with Studs Terkel and guests such as Jean Pierre Rampal, Ludwig Guttler, Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, and Charlie Rose. Dr. Loubriel also co-produced the Jazz Image—a live radio show hosted by Leigh Kamman at Minnesota Public Radio—where he worked with artists such as Sonny Rollins, Jean Toots Thielemans, and Dr. Billy Taylor.


In 2006, Dr. Loubriel founded Scholar Publications to publish scholarly works devoted to music performance and pedagogy that are in use in universities and music studios worldwide. He has published nine books on the subjects of brass performance and pedagogy, several articles with the International Trumpet Guild, the Forum on Public Policy, the Journal of Integral Theory and Practice, and he currently serves as academic book reviewer for Oxford University Press.

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