Mar 24, 2017
Episode 45: Finding the Beauty in Your Sound - A conversation with Dr. Christopher Moore
Grammy Award-winner, Professor Christopher Moore has been teaching trumpet at FSU since 2003. Prior to his appointment at FSU, Dr. Moore was Associate Professor of Trumpet at the University of Kansas, where for seven years he directed the trumpet studio, conducted the trumpet ensemble and performed as a member of the Kansas Brass Quintet. Dr. Moore also served as Assistant Professor of Music at Morningside College from 1989 to1993, and from 1994 to 1996 was a full-time member of the Philadelphia professional brass quintet, The Chestnut Brass Company, recording 4 CD’s with that group and winning the Grammy Award in their field in 2000 with Hornsmoke, a CD that featured the brass chamber music of Peter Schickele.
Dr. Moore holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music, a Master of Music in Performance from the University of New Mexico, and a Bachelor of Music in Performance from The Florida State University. He has won numerous solo competitions, including top prize at the ITG competition and at state and regional MTNA competitions. Professor Moore has also been a finalist at the Ellsworth Smith International Trumpet Competition as well as the MTNA National Finals.
Dr. Moore has presented clinics at the Midwest Clinic, the NACWPI National Convention, and has performed at the National MENC. He is on the Executive Board of the National Trumpet Competition, is a Selmer Artist, and can be heard on his first solo CD, Trumpeting the Stone, on the Mark Masters label, and most recently recorded the Progressive Etudes by Sigmund Hering for Carl Fischer Publications.