Musician, Teacher, Clinician

Katey J. Halbert is an influential musician and teacher based in Central Iowa.

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Hornist Katey J. Halbert is a performer, teacher, and clinician living in Des Moines, Iowa. At home on the concert stage, she has performed as a soloist and orchestral musician across the country. While living in Ohio she performed with the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra of Columbus, West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Michigan Philharmonic, Central Ohio Symphony, Newark-Granville Symphony, McConnell Arts Center Chamber Players, and Opera Project Columbus. Now as a resident of Iowa, she has performed with the Quad Cities Symphony, Southeast Iowa Symphony, and Waterloo-Cedar Fall Symphony. As a soloist, she appeared on the international stage when she premiered a commissioned work for horn at the International Women's Brass Conference in 2019. She has been a soloist with ensembles such as the Muskingum Valley Winds, Muskingum University Collegiate Choir, Bowling Green Men's Chorus, Central College Symphonic Wind Ensemble, and the Grand View University Choir. 

As a teacher, she currently is on faculty at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa and Central College in Pella, Iowa. Previously, she has served on the faculty of Muskingum University, Marietta College, and Mount Vernon Nazarene University. While teaching at the collegiate level she has taught private lessons, organized studio class, and coached numerous chamber ensembles. She was also a member of the Muskingum University Faculty Brass Quintet. She has maintained a successful private studio since 2009 and her students have gone on to participate in many prestigious youth symphonies, all-state ensembles, and summer programs including Blue Lake Fine Art Camp, Ohio and Iowa’s All-State Ensembles, and the Columbus Youth Symphony. She spends her summers on faculty at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. 



Urbandale, Iowa 50322