Meet Libby Weber — District 6
Clairemont-based musician and writer Libby Weber has lived in San Diego for nearly two decades and believes that every San Diegan deserves access to the transformative power of the arts. She never ceases to be grateful for the myriad ways that San Diego’s vibrant arts communities enrich her life.
Born and raised in rural Illinois in a musical family, Libby started playing piano and trombone in elementary school and studying classical voice at age eleven.
She became a church cantor at fifteen and was a featured soloist in Handel’s Messiah and Rutter’s Requiem. She earned a degree in theatre from Northwestern University, where she continued vocal study, sang in the University Chorus, played in the concert and marching bands, and lettered all four years in fencing.
Upon moving to San Diego, Libby joined the San Diego Master Chorale and serves as their social media coordinator. With SDMC and chamber choir SACRA/PROFANA, she has performed with many local arts organizations, including the San Diego Symphony Orchestra, the Mainly Mozart Festival, La Jolla Music Society SummerFest, San Diego Opera, and appeared in the world premiere of Disney Theatrical’s Hunchback of Notre Dame at La Jolla Playhouse. She is a choral scholar at All Souls’ Episcopal Church in Point Loma and also sings with the Cathedral Schola at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral.
In addition to her work in music, Libby has published a number of short stories and a book-length sonnet cycle, one sonnet every day for a year. She has written and edited grants, fiction, lyrics, and poetry, blogged about the arts for Voice of San Diego, and currently works as an administrator in the Division of Biological Sciences at the University of California, San Diego.
Libby moved to District 6 in 2009, initially drawn by its convenient location, and is proud to live in a district that supports the arts in education from kindergarten through college and one whose constituents include a broad spectrum of artists and arts supporters, including students, teachers, patrons, volunteer and professional artists, and recognized arts leaders. She looks forward to spreading the word about the exciting things going on in her community as part of the Arts + Culture Community Advisory Council.