David A. Moore

AdjunctLorton Performance Center 2150

David Moore was born in Oklahoma, and grew up in California’s Central Valley. He studied music theory and composition at Bakersfield Community College, and at University of California, Santa Barbara, where he received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees. He traveled abroad to study composition at the Royal Music Academy in Aarhus, Denmark, and at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland with Einojuhani Rautavaara, returning to Rochester, New York to complete the Ph.D. degree in composition at the Eastman School of Music. His teachers include Daniel Lentz, Douglas Green, Peter Racine Fricker, Per Nørgård, Einojuhani Rautavaara, and Warren Benson.

Dr. Moore has taught at the Eastman School of Music, the Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam, SUNY Cortland, Roberts Wesleyan College, Tulsa Community College, and University of Tulsa. He has directed church choirs in Rochester and Tulsa, and presently directs the High Holy Days Choir at Temple Israel. He is a clarinetist, and also plays saxophone and recorder, collaborating on recitals with his wife, Professor Susan Goldman-Moore, and has written music for choir, orchestra, band, and chamber ensembles.

Education and Degrees Earned

  • Ph.D., University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music

Areas of Academic Specialty

  • Theory
  • Composition

Courses Taught at TU

  • Ear Training Lab I (MUS 1011)
  • Ear Training Lab III (MUS 2011)
  • Instrumentation (MUS 3243)