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Michael Moore

Michael Moore

Division Chair, Division of Music
School of Fine Arts and Communication



  • PhD, Music Education, University of South Carolina - Columbia
  • MMus, Conducting, University of South Carolina - Columbia
  • MEd, Music, Bob Jones University
  • BS, Music Education-Piano, Bob Jones University


  • Artistry in Action-EXP (Mu 480)
  • Chamber Ensembles (Ens 192)
  • Early Childhood Music Education (ME 503)
  • Graduate Seminar in Music Education (ME 695)
  • Large Instrumental Ensembles (Ens 191)
  • Opera/Musical Chorus (Ens 132)
  • Opera/Musical Role Performance (Ens 131)
  • Opera/Musical Role Preparation (Ens 130)
  • Pedagogy Seminar (ME 615)
  • Recital Attendance (Mu 099)
  • University Symphony Orchestra (Ens 113)


Dr. Michael W. Moore is Professor and Chair of the Division of Music at Bob Jones University where he conducts the University Symphony Orchestra and teaches graduate courses in music education. He holds a PhD in Music Education and a Master of Music in Instrumental Conducting from the University of South Carolina, as well as a Master of Education in Music Education and a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Bob Jones University. He has also completed additional study with Richard Grunow (of the Eastman School of Music) and holds certificates in Instrumental Music and Early Childhood Music Level 1 from the Gordon Institute of Music Learning.

In 2019, Moore earned first place in The American Prize for his work in conducting BJU’s production of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor. He has also conducted Saint-Saëns’ Samson et Dalila, Rossini’s La Cenerentola, A Tale of Two Cities: The Musical, Little Women: The Musical, Titanic: The Musical, Verdi’s Aïda (cover for conductor Steven White of The Metropolitan Opera) and Il Trovatore (cover), and Gounod’s Faust (cover) in addition to a wide range of symphonic, choral, and pops repertoire.

An active member of the National Association for Music Education, Moore currently serves as Immediate Past President of the 1,500-member the South Carolina Music Educators Association (2021-2023). In 2012, Moore led the SCMEA Music Teacher Evaluation Task Force to give music teachers across the state a voice in the debate over teacher effectiveness measures. He has served as SCMEA Teacher Education Committee Chair and President of the Higher Education Division and on the instrumental music revision and review committee for the South Carolina College- and Career-Ready Standards for Visual and Performing Arts Proficiency in 2016. In addition, he has taught the summer Arts Assessment Institute since 2007 and has served as clinician and adjudicator in various music festivals and camps throughout the US and in Germany and Switzerland, and South Africa. He and his wife, Dr. Deanna C. Moore, professor and head of Keyboard Studies at BJU, are proud parents of four.