Steven Moore

Professor in Practice
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies

(305) 284-6920
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Personal Quote

My goal is to help students become musicians with the artistic, technological, and entrepreneurial skills to thrive in the 21st century. Students should develop deep knowledge in one subject area—music—but also broaden their knowledge and skills to earn a living and live a life worth living.


Steven Moore is the Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies at the FROST SCHOOL OF MUSIC. Steven is a strong advocate for music literacy and has developed nationally recognized programs of excellence at the secondary and collegiate level. He has served as Chair of the Department of Music at the University of Central Missouri, Director of Bands at Colorado State University, Lafayette High School and Jessie Clark Middle School in Lexington, Kentucky, and Assistant Director of Bands at the University of Kentucky. Additionally he has served as the interim Director of Orchestras at UK, Conductor for the Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras, and Conductor for the CSU Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Moore is a member of the American Bandmasters Association. Under his direction, the Lafayette Band performed at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic, received the Sudler Shield, appeared in the Macy's Parade, and was awarded 6 State Marching Band Championships. The Department

of Education selected him as the Kentucky High School Teacher of the Year. Dr. Moore has a B.M.E. from the University of South Carolina and M.M. and D.M.A. in instrumental conducting from the University of Kentucky. The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) published his book, Play It From the Heart: What you learn from music about success in life. Steven is married to Kimberly Sena Moore, and together they have a son, Jameson, and daughter, Lorian.


Honors & Acknowledgements

Honors and Awards
  • American Bandmasters Association member of the Board of Directors (2019)
  • Sigma Alpha Iota National Arts Associate (2013). Warrensburg, MO.
  • American Bandmasters Association Inductee (2010).
  • The ABA, founded 1929, with John Philip Sousa as Honorary Life President, recognizes outstanding achievement on the part of Concert Band conductors and composers. The current membership (invitational) comprises approximately 300 conductors and composers.
  • College of Liberal Arts Award: Distinction in Advancement (2010). Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins, CO.
  • College of Liberal Arts Award: Distinction in Advancement (2009). Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins, CO.
  • Kentucky High School Teacher of the Year (1994). Kentucky Department of Education, Frankfort, KY.
  • Outstanding Kentucky Bandmaster (1994). Phi Beta Mu. Louisville, KY.
  • Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic Featured Ensemble (1994).
  • Fayette County Teacher of the Year (1993). Fayette County Public Schools, Lexington, KY.
  • Kentucky Music Educators Association In-Service Conference Featured Ensemble (1993).
  • John Philip Sousa Foundation Sudler Shield (1991).
  • An international award recognizing high school, youth and international marching bands of world class excellence.
  • Kentucky State Championship AAAA state champions (1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995).
  • Middle Tennessee State University Contest of Champions Grand Champion (1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994).
  • Kentucky Music Educators Association In-Service Conference Featured Ensemble (1989).
  • Kentucky Music Educators Association State Concert Festival Superior Rating (1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996).