SCMEA is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Michael Moore as President-Elect. Michael will assume his duties officially on July 1, 2017 and will become President on July 1, 2019.
Michael W. Moore is Professor and Head of the Department of Music Education at Bob Jones University. He serves as conductor of both the BJU Symphony Orchestra and the Fountain Inn Symphony Orchestra and brings a variety of teaching experiences to the classroom and podium, having taught instrumental music at Southwood Middle School and Westside High School in Anderson (SC) School District Five, the Midlands Home School Band in Irmo, SC, and Bob Jones Academy.
An active member of the National Association for Music Education and the South Carolina Music Educators Association for two decades, Moore led the SCMEA Music Teacher Evaluation Task Force in 2012 to give music teachers across the state a voice in the debate over teacher effectiveness measures. He has served as SCMEA Teacher Education Committee Chair and President of the Higher Education Division and most recently served on the instrumental music revision and review committee for the South Carolina College-and Career-Ready Standards for Visual and Performing Arts Proficiency in 2016. He has taught at the summer Arts Assessment Institute since 2007 and has served as clinician and adjudicator throughout the US, in Germany, Switzerland, and South Africa.
Moore holds a PhD in Music Education and a Masters of Music in Instrumental Conducting from the University of South Carolina, as well as a Master of Education in Music Education and a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Bob Jones University. He completed additional study with Richard Grunow of the Eastman School of Music and holds certificates in Instrumental Music and Early Childhood Music from the Gordon Institute of Music Learning. A native of Greenville, SC, he founded the Greenville Textile Heritage Band in 2007 to celebrate South Carolina’s rich tradition of mill village bands and their contribution to the growth of school bands across the state. He and his wife, Dr. Deanna C. Moore, Professor of Piano at BJU and president of the South Carolina Music Teachers Association, are proud parents of four budding musicians.