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J. David Moore

CountryUnited States of America
OccupationArranger, Composer, Conductor
CategoriesClassical, Other, Sacred

J. David Moore (b. 1962) has had works performed and recorded all over the world, and is especially enamored with the romance of word and melody. He has composed art songs, oratorios, music for percussion ensemble, string quartet, wind ensemble, baroque orchestra, and tuned wine glasses, in addition to over two hundred vocal arrangements. He has written music for worship, dance, and the stage, including the outdoor spectacle Solstice River, created by choreographer Marylee Hardenbergh, which has been performed on the Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis every summer since 1997. David has founded and directed two professional a cappella ensembles, Cincinnati-based The Village Waytes and St. Paul's award-winning Dare To Breathe. He has won numerous grants, awards, and residencies through ASCAP, the Jerome Foundation, the McKnight Foundation, and the American Composers Forum. An active educator and clinician, David has coached vocal ensembles and served as composer-in-residence at elementary, middle and high schools throughout the Midwest. He is a member of ASCAP and the American Composers Forum, and is devoted to bread baking, yoga, his daughter Rosannah, and a good cup of tea.

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