MOYER, JAMES (b. 1959)

James Moyer holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Susquehanna University. He earned his Masters and Doctorate degrees at the University of Oklahoma. While attending graduate school, Dr. Moyer was a member of the nationally renowned University of Oklahoma Percussion Orchestra. He appeared with this group at numerous national and international conventions and is a featured soloist on the group's first compact disc, Laser Woodcuts.

His teachers have included Dr. Richard Gipson, nationally respected percussion teacher; John Bannon, timpanist of the Florida Orchestra; Stan Leonard, retired timpanist of the Pittsburgh Symphony; Gordon Stout and Leigh Howard Stevens, internationally renowned marimba virtuosos. He has also studied conducting under Dr. William Wakefield. His articles have been published in Percussive Notes and School Band and Orchestra. He is the author of Four-mallet Method for Marimba, a standard text used in college percussion programs. The book is available through Studio 4 Productions. Marimba Productions, Studio 4 and C. Alan Publications publish his guitar transcriptions for marimba. Dr. Moyer is currently Director of Bands and Music Technology at Lafayette College.