Moore, James

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Born: 2nd May 1934

Died: 12th June 2014

Country: United States of America

Studies: Bachelor and Master of Music Education from University of Michigan; Doctor of Philosophy in Music Theory from The Ohio State University


Award: Percussive Arts Society’s LifeTime Achievement Award in Education; Most Inspirational Band Award of OSU Marching Band


From 1964-1992 Dr. Moore was head of percussion studies at The Ohio State University School of Music. His prior faculty positions included Butler University in Indianapolis and the U.S. Armed Forces School of Music in Washington, D.C. He also served as principal percussionist with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra (1964-1981), and was percussionist with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra for four years in the early sixties.

Dr. Moore served as consultant and clinician for the Musser Division of Ludwig Industries and for the Hal Leonard Publishing Company. He founded "Percussive Notes" magazine, the official publication of the Percussive Arts Society, and served as its editor for 18 years (1962-1980). His summer music camp teaching included the National Music Camp at Interlochen, the International Music Camp at the International Peace Garden in North Dakota/Manitoba, and the OSU Marimba/Vibe Camp which he founded and directed for thirteen years. [1] [2]

Books for Percussion

Bach For Marimba
Solo Time for the Intermediate Snare Drummer
The Drum Set Primer
The Art Of Drumming
Percussion Up Front (Volume 1)
Percussion Up Front (Volume 2)
Percussion Up Front (Volume 3)
Percussion Up Front (Volume 4)
Percussion Up Front (Volume 5)
Good n’ Easy Snare Drum Solos
The Solo Marimbist (Volume 1) - with Linda Pimentel
The Solo Marimbist (Volume 2) - with Linda Pimentel
Fantastic Mallets (Book 1) - with Murray Houllif
Progressive Solos for 3-4 Mallets - with Murray Houllif

Works for Percussion

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