Dr. James Moyer

Dr. James Moyer


Associate Professor: Chair, Fine and Performing Arts Dept.
CFPA 217-C

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courses: Symphonic Band, Percussion, Student Teaching Supervisor, Conducting, Instrumental Literature and Teaching Techniques

Dr. Moyer's articles appear in Percussive Notes, School Band and Orchestra, and his solo CD, "Something Old, Something New," available on AppleMusic. He has multiple publications through JW Pepper, Studio 4 Music, and C. Alan Publications. His latest marimba method, Four Mallet Progressive Literature was released in 2010 by Studio 4 Music. In addition to Don Schade, Dr. Richard C. Gipson, and John Bannon, his teachers include former Pittsburgh Symphony timpanist, Stanley Leonard, and marimba virtuosos, Gordon Stout, and Lehigh Howard Stevens. Moyer also completed the Bob Becker Ragtime Xylophone Institute at the University of Delaware. His post-doctoral work includes Level II certification with the Technology Institute for Music Educators.

He has presented clinics and masterclasses at numerous state and national conventions throughout the U.S. including the 2015 TMEA State Convention. Dr. Moyer is Department Chair of Fine & Performing Arts and Director of Bands. In addition to his four years in the percussion section of the Illinois Symphony, Moyer has performed as Timpanist of the Laredo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Allentown Symphony Orchestra, and Timpanist and soloist with the world-famous Allentown Band, America's oldest civilian band. He was a featured soloist on the band's 180th centennial recording as well as a 2-week tour of France. Dr. Moyer is an Artist/Educator for DeMorrow Instruments and Salyers Percussion and a frequent guest conductor for TMEA band festivals.