Chelsea Moussouni began her musical career in San Antonio with the Barbara Bush Middle School Band. She played in the school orchestra for two years and the Middle School Region Band both years as well. Moving up to the nationally recognized Ronald Reagan High School, Chelsea played with the top band all four years, served as Librarian and Clarinet Section Leader, was voted Most Likely to Become a Band Director, and earned the award of Most Distinguished Woodwind. She was in the Reagan Orchestra three years and performed in two school musicals. Chelsea performed with YOSA for two years and attended band camps at Texas Tech, TLU, Baylor, and UTSA in addition to Brevard and Marrowstone Music Festivals. During high school, Chelsea took private lessons with Ilya Schterenberg of the San Antonio Symphony and Sergei Vassiliev at Rice University. Chelsea competed in TMEA, earning District and Region Band four years, Area Band three years, and All-State Band one year. She played clarinet weekly at church and recorded the CD “12-Twelve” with the Life Teen Music Ministry at Holy Trinity Catholic Church.
Chelsea earned her music degree from Northwestern University, majoring in clarinet performance and minoring in musicology. At NU, Chelsea studied soprano and Eb clarinet with Steve Cohen and bass clarinet with J. Lawrie Bloom while performing in bands, orchestras, the Contemporary Music Ensemble, and chamber groups. She was a co-founder of the New Music Collective, a NU student organization devoted to performance of original student compositions and other contemporary and improvisatory music. During college, Chelsea attended music festivals including Brevard, Orford, Marrowstone, and Rome Festival.
Returning back to Texas, Chelsea taught clarinet and saxophone private lessons and masterclasses while performing with the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra, San Antonio Messiah, Coker Opportunity Orchestra, UIW Community Orchestra, Prickly Pear Clarinet Ensemble, Symphony Viva, and Heart of Texas Concert Band. Chelsea has enjoyed other varying musical performance opportunities ranging from Christmas Cantatas with the Helotes Hills United Methodist Church to John Zarco conducting Mozart’s “Gran Partita” to “Die Fledermaus” at the Seekatz Opera House in New Braunfels.
Chelsea loves to play music and appreciates every musical moment as a blessing.