Libby Van Cleve
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music
Joined Connecticut College: 1998
B.A., Bowdoin College; M.A., California Institute of the Arts; D.M.A., M.M.A., M.M., Yale School of Music
Libby Van Cleve was described as "expert" by the Washington Post, "dazzling" by the San Francisco Chronicle, and "absolutely exquisite” by Paris Transatlantic. Van Cleve's most extreme epithet was from the Hartford Courant, which dubbed her "the double reed queen of the new music world."
Van Cleve is recognized as one of the foremost interpreters of chamber and contemporary music for the oboe. She is the author of "Oboe Unbound," a book on contemporary oboe techniques published by Scarecrow Press and co-author of the award-winning book/CD publication, "Composers' Voices from Ives to Ellington," Yale University Press.
Van Cleve received her D.M.A. from Yale School of Music, her M.F.A. from California Institute of the Arts, and her B.A., magna cum laude, from Bowdoin College.
She is the oboe teacher at Connecticut College and Wesleyan University and Director of Yale’s Oral History of American Music.