Joe D. Moore is Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Bands at Delta State University, where he conducts the Wind Ensemble, directs the “Pride of the Delta” Marching Band and teaches courses in conducting and instrumental music methods. He received the Bachelor of Music Education degree from East Tennessee State University, the Master of Music degree in music education from the University of Miami (FL) and the Doctor of Musical Arts in Wind Band Conducting degree from the University of Kentucky. His primary conducting teachers have been John Cody Birdwell, Nicholas DeCarbo, Lee Kjelson, Donald Oglesby, and George Naff, with additional studies and master classes with Leonard Atherton, Timothy Mahr, Jack Stamp, Christian Zembower, Allen McMurray, Thomas Caneva, John Boyd, Joseph Hermann and David Waybright.
Prior to coming to Delta State, Dr. Moore served as a Graduate Conducting Associate at the University of Kentucky where he assisted with the UK Wildcat Marching Band, Pep Bands, Wind Ensemble, Symphony Band, Concert Band and taught undergraduate conducting. In addition to serving as Marching Band Director at East Tennessee State University (2002), Dr. Moore taught in the public schools of Georgia, Tennessee, and Virginia, including Rome High School in Rome, Georgia; Tennessee High School in Bristol, Tennessee; Pulaski County High School in Dublin, Virginia; and Sullivan East High School in Bluff City, Tennessee. During his sixteen years as a high school band director, Dr. Moore’s bands earned numerous awards and honors in marching, concert and jazz venues throughout the Southeast region as well as in Ireland.
He has served as a guest conductor, adjudicator and clinician for high school bands and orchestras throughout the Southeast as well as serving as an adjudicator for Drum Corps Midwest. Dr. Moore holds memberships in Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Tau Beta Sigma (honorary), Kappa Kappa Psi (honorary), Pi Kappa Lambda, the National Band Association, the College Band Directors National Association, and the Mississippi Bandmasters Association.
Department of Music
Delta State University
Cleveland, MS 38733