Christopher Moore, Principal Trumpet

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 to 1993, 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 Awardin 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 Band and Orchestra Clinic, the National Association of Wind and Percussion Instructors (NACWPI) National Convention, and has performed at the National MENC and International Trumpet Guild Conferences. He is past president of NACWPI and is currently on the Executive Board of the National Trumpet Competition. Dr. Moore is a Selmer Artist and can be heard on his first solo CD, Trumpeting the Stone, on the Mark Masters label as well as in the most recent edition of Sigmund Hering’s Progressive Etudes by Carl Fischer Publications. Most recently, Carl Fischer Publications released Student’s Essential Studies for Trumpet, A Sequential Collection of 42 Standard Etudes for the Advancing Student, compiled and edited by Dr. Moore.

Students from the FSU Trumpet Studio have won positions in professional performing organizations, university teaching positions, secondary and elementary positions, and have been placed in some of the best graduate programs in the country. Additionally students have attended the Aspen Music Festival and School, Eastern Music Festival, Suwannee Music Festival, Colorado Music Festival, and the Pierre Monteaux School in addition to winning competitions through MTNA, NTC, and ITG.

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