Joe W. Moore III
Joe W. Moore III currently serves as Assistant Professor of Percussion at Benedict College in Columbia, SC. Prior to this he was Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Moore received the Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Central Florida, the Master of Music degree from the University of South Carolina, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree with a minor in composition from Louisiana State University. His primary percussion teachers include Jeff Moore, Kirk Gay, Scott Herring, Jim Hall, Brett Dietz and Troy Davis. His composition teachers include Jay Batzner, Brett Dietz, and Dinos Constantinides.
Active as a soloist and chamber musician, Moore performs as a member of the Omojo Percussion Duo, 2x2 Percussion, the Black sheep Percussion Quartet, and Dead Resonance. His recent performances have included the Sugarmill Music Festival, the UTRGV Marimba Festival, the National Conference on Percussion Pedagogy, and the 2018 Percussive Arts Society International Convention.
As a composer, Moore's works have been performed and heard across the United States at state music educator conferences, the National Conference on Percussion Pedagogy, and the Percussive Arts Society International Convention. C. Alan Publications, Alea Publishing and Recording, Percussion Music Europe, Strikeclef Publishing, and Innovative Percussion Publications publish Dr. Moore's music. He also self-publishes many of his own manuscripts, which can be found in the store of this website.
Dr. Moore's sponsors include Pearl Drums/Adams Musical Instruments, REMO Drumheads, SABIAN Cymbals, Black Swamp Percussion, and Vic Firth sticks and mallets.