- Director of Community Music School
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B.M. in Music Education, Southwestern College
B.M. in Music Performance, Vocal Emphasis, Southwestern College
Minor in Leadership Studies, Southwestern College
Mr. Moore graduated from Southwestern College with degrees in Music Education and Vocal Music Performance with a Minor in Leadership Studies. He was born and raised in Ottawa, Kansas. Recently, he has covered the roles of Rudolphe in William Tell, Spoletta in Tosca, and Count Almaviva in The Barber of Seville, as well as being a chorus member in Wichita Grand Opera’s productions of Otello, The Marriage of Figaro, and Don Pasquale. With the Southwestern College Summer Theatre Festival, he played the roles of King Triton in The Little Mermaid Jr. and Dr. Fine/Madden in Next to Normal. His prior solo performances include being a featured soloist with the South Kansas Symphony, master classes with Dr. John Wise and Dr. Elvia Puccinelli, as well as a performance with living composer Henri Mollicone in October of 2011.
As an educator, Mr. Moore has taught K-12 General, Instrumental, and Vocal Music; his groups have consistently high ratings at district festivals. He believes in the importance of teaching curriculum in a relevant and meaningful way to students, largely basing his teaching style on the theories of Constructivism, Cooperative Learning, and Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences Theory. Students are given leadership roles in the classroom and are taught to self-regulate and monitor the success of their learning, creating lifelong learners that strive for excellence in and out of the classroom.
Mr. Moore also shares a love for leadership and its impact on arts organizations when executed effectively. He currently functions as the Director to the Community Music School at Southwestern College. Mr. Moore also teaches private piano, voice, and saxophone studio lessons within the Community Music School. He has presented at a state-wide conference on Southwestern College’s service learning programs. Among his other accomplishments in the field of research, he co-presented findings on the prevalence of food insecurity in undergraduate populations at the international Universities Fighting World Hunger Summit in March of 2013.