Moore, Joe W.

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Joe W. Moore III


Born: 1986

Country: USA

Studies: University of Central Florida, University of South Carolina, Louisiana State University

Teachers: Jeff Moore, Kirk Gay, Scott Herring, Jim Hall, Brett Dietz, Troy Davis, Dinos Constantinides, Jay Batzner


Joe W. Moore III currently serves as Assistant Professor of Percussion 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, and the National Conference on Percussion Pedagogy.

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.[1]

Works for Percussion

Marimba Solo

Agape - Marimba
A Glimpse of Life - Marimba
Autumn - Marimba
A Wind Sketch - Marimba
Concerto No. 1 for Marimba and Orchestra - Marimba, Orchestra
Dawn - Marimba
Faith - Marimba
Halley's Comet - Marimba
Juengel Dance - Marimba
Lemniscate “8 is strength” - Marimba
Of the Moon - Marimba
Pantocrator - Marimba
Release (Moore) - Marimba
Redemption - Marimba
The Piece that Passes All Understanding - Marimba

Vibraphone Solo

A Day in the Studio - Vibraphone
Bad Vibes - Bb trumpet, Vibraphone
Eclipse (Moore) - Vibraphone
No wind, no rain, just a subtle mist - Vibraphone

Other Mallets Solo

Five Pieces for Solo Glockenspiel - Glockenspiel
Moving Waters - Waterphone
Visible Light - Crotales
Wavelengths - Crotales

Timpani Solo

Parable - Timpani
Thunder - Timpani
Treading Lightly - Timpani

Snare Drum Solo

Acharya - Snare Drum
iDrum - Marching Snare Drum
juNO (rudimental) - Snare Drum
Platform - Snare Drum
Quit - Snare Drum

Auxiliary Percussion Solo

3 drums - Congas
Fuse - Cowbell
Ritual - Tambourine
Thick Skin - Djembe

Multiple Percussion Solos

Beijos - Violin, Multiple Percussion
Bound - Multiple Percussion
Celestial Dreams - Multiple Percussion, w/tape
Epoch - Multiple Percussion
Kindled Fire - Multiple Percussion
Pulsar - Multiple Percussion
Sill Waters Run Deep - Multiple Percussion
Until the Wind Changes - Multiple Percussion

Percussion Ensembles

Above the Clouds - Percussion Ensemble (12)
Apex - Percussion Duo
Barbaric Passages - Percussion Duo
Bon Temps - Percussion Quartet
Burning Coal - Percussion ensemble (8-12)
Celestial Bodies - Marimba Quartet
Dark Matter - Percussion Quartet
Denkyem - Percussion Sextet
Dimension 5 - Percussion Duo
Entourage - Percussion Quartet
Fede di Volare (Faith to Fly) - Marimba, Percussion Trio
Geaux - Percussion Duo, Snare drum + timpani
Genesis - Percussion Octet
Halo (Moore) - Percussion Trio
Landscapes (Moore) - Timpani, Percussion Ensemble
Leoce - Marimba Duo
Luna - Marimba & Vibes
Marimba Quartet - Marimba Quartet
Mosaic - Percussion Quintet
Northeastern Relic - Percussion Nonet
Nova - Percussion Ensemble (10)
Ojo' (evil eye) - Percussion Quintet
Omojo - Percussion Duo
Pattern Music (Moore) - Marimba Duo
Primary Source - Marimba, Percussion Sextet
Projection - Percussion Ensemble (12)
Purple Mist - Marimba & Vibes
Seconds Away - Marimba, Percussion Duo
Secrets We Keep - Percussion Duo
Spiritual Gifts - Percussion Quartet
Strobes - Percussion Quartet
Sweet Bread - beginning level percussion ensemble
Tempered Glass - Percussion Quintet
Unchained - Marimba, Percussion Trio
Unforeseen Problems - Marimba, Percussion Trio
with liberty... - Percussion (14)

Percussion With Other Instruments

Astronomically Speaking - Alto Saxophone, Multiple Percussion
A yearning - Horn, Marimba
Chant - Marimba + tabla
Constellations - Alto Flute, Marimba
Even - keel - Horn, Multiple Percussion
Space Grey - Electric Guitar, Vibraphone
The Colour Suite - Violin, Multiple Percussion
The Jackal’s Wedding - Alto Saxophone, Multiple Percussion
Wooden Alloy - Trumpet, Percussion Duo