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Michael MooreArtist Affiliate: TubaPrincipal Tuba, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra


Michael Moore has been on the faculty of Emory as an instructor of tuba for the past 33 years. He also directed the Emory Brass Ensemble for 15 years and is now conductor of the Atlanta Symphony Community Brass Ensemble. Mr. Moore joined the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) in 1968, and at age 18 was the youngest tubist among any major orchestra.

Mr. Moore has performed the Vaughn Williams Tuba Concerto with the ASO in Symphony Hall and at Piedmont Park, as well as the Edward Gregson Tuba Concerto with ensembles in Atlanta and Columbus, including the Emory Wind Ensemble, with whom he recorded the work. In 2003 and 2011 he was guest tubist with the Chicago Symphony. Additionally, Mr. Moore was guest artist at Tubilustrium for 3 years in Cosenza, Italy, and at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks.

Mr. Moore is the founder of the non-profit Atlanta Brass Society and the ABS Press. He also serves on the faculties at Georgia and Kennesaw State Universities. Along with his numerous musical pursuits, including playing banjo, Mr. Moore serves as treasurer of the International Conference of Symphony and Opera Musicians (ICSOM), treasurer of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Player's Association (ASOPA), and as an executive board member of the Atlanta Federation of Musicians.

Born in Oklahoma and raised in Georgia, Mr. Moore received a bachelor's degree in music literature with a minor in composition from Georgia State University. His tuba studies have been with Arnold Jacobs and Ed Kleinhammer of the Chicago Symphony, Ward Fearn of the Philadelphia Orchestra, William Hill of Georgia State University, and his father, E.W. Moore - longtime ASO tubist under Henry Sopkin.

Michael's wife, Paula Peace is Artistic Director of the Atlanta Chamber Players, and his daughter, Erin is an elementary band director in the Atlanta Public Schools. In 2013, Mr. Moore celebrates his forty-sixth year as a member of the Atlanta Symphony and Atlanta Symphony Brass Quintet, where he serves as Artistic Director and Chief Arranger. The ASBQ is a mainstay of the Emory Graduation and Baccalaureate services, having played them every year (and always providing good weather!) since 1981.