Florida State University
Michelle Stebleton has performed worldwide as a soloist, chamber artist, and clinician.While she performs with orchestras regionally and abroad, her favorite performance activity is MirrorImage, a horn duo with Lisa Bontrager (also a Holton-Leblanc Artist).Stebleton’s performance tours have taken her to over two dozen countries; recently, those trips included performances in Paraguay, the Dominican Republic, and Prague.Stebleton is featured on the compact discs, On Safari: MirrorImage Goes Wild!, Harambee: The Horn Music of Paul Basler, MirrorImage at the Opera, and Marathon, featuring unaccompanied music. Ms. Stebleton has commissioned many works for horn and promotes new music through both performance and publication.In 1996, she was a partner in founding RM Williams Publishing, a niche desktop publishing company for horn music, and continues to run it today. She has performed as a soloist and lecturer on many International Horn Society conferences, including as a Guest Artist and Co-Host in 1993 (Tallahassee FL), and Guest Artist in 2006 (South Africa).In addition, she has served as a clinician at the 1994 First International Swiss Horn Workshop, three Interpreters HornCourses in Prague, Czech Republic and, in 2016, at the Second International Horn Conference in Bolivia. Stebleton has shared second prize in both the Professional (twice) and Natural Horn divisions of the American Horn Competition.While a student, she tied for first prize in the International Horn Society's Solo Competition and earned first prize in the University and High School divisions of the American Horn Competition.Her students have also earned top prizes in the same event, now the International Horn Competition of America.She joined the Executive Board of the competition in 2017. Professor Stebleton teaches horn at Florida State University where she has won many grants and two teaching awards. She received performance degrees from the University of Michigan where she studied with Louis J. Stout and Lowell Greer. She did further study at the European Mozart Foundation in Prague. Ms. Stebleton speaks terrible Spanish, knows just enough about jewelry to cause serious damage (GIA – AJP, GP), and would love to have a dog or two when she retires.While she has performed for Presidents and Princesses, the coolest, by far, were Chicago (the band) and Pope John Paul II.