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Joe  Moore 

Assistant Professor
Athletic Bands


Associate Director of Bands, Director of Athletic Bands

Dr. Joe D. Moore is Director of Athletic Bands, Associate Director of Bands, and Assistant Professor of Music at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee. His duties include the re-establishment of the Marching Band, directing the Pep Band, assisting with the Concert Bands program, teaching marching band techniques, arranging/orchestration, beginning conducting, and co-teaching brass methods.

Prior to coming to ETSU, Dr. Moore served as Director of Bands at Delta State University in Cleveland, Miss., where he conducted the Wind Ensemble, directed the "Pride of the Delta" Marching Band and taught courses in conducting and instrumental methods.

He received his bachelor of music education degree from ETSU in 1987, his master of music degree in music education from the University of Miami in 1992 and his doctor of musical arts degree in wind band conducting from the University of Kentucky (UK) in 2013.

Before joining the faculty of Delta State, Moore was a graduate conducting associate at UK, where he assisted with the Wildcat Marching Band, Pep Bands, Wind Ensemble, Symphony Band and Concert Band and taught undergraduate conducting.

He served as marching band director at ETSU in 2002 and taught in public schools in Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia, including Rome (Ga.) High School, Tennessee High School in Bristol, Sullivan East High School in Bluff City and Pulaski County (Va.) High School. 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 and in Ireland.

Dr. Moore has served as a guest conductor, adjudicator and clinician for high school bands and orchestras throughout the Southeast and was an adjudicator for Drum Corps Midwest. He is an active arranger for several university and high school marching bands.

His professional memberships include Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia music fraternity, the National Band Association, the College Band Directors National Association, Tau Beta Sigma, Kappa Kappa Psi and Pi Kappa Lambda.

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