MOORE, DAVID (b. 1968)

David W. Moore, instrumental music educator and composer, was born in Plymouth, Iowa, on December 27, 1968. Attending North Central High School in Manly, Iowa, where he played the euphonium, it was his band director, Russ Phillipps, whose inspiration led him into pursuing a career in music education. After receiving his Bachelor of Music Education degree from Drake University in 1992, he taught instrumental music in LeMars, Iowa. Since 1999, Moore has been teaching Grades 5-12 instrumental music at Homer Community Schools in Homer, Nebraska.
In addition to his full-time teaching duties, David is also very active as a composer and clinician. He has been commissioned numerous times by various school organizations to compose music for specific ensembles or events, and is often called upon as a guest clinician to work with those groups on his music.