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Joe W. Moore III

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Joe W. Moore III is a percussionist, educator, and composer. He has recently been appointed Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Louisiana Monroe, where he will oversee all aspects of the percussion studio. Previously he served on music faculties at Benedict College, the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, and the University of Texas at Brownsville. Moore received a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Central Florida, a Master of Music degree from the University of South Carolina, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree with a minor in composition from Louisiana State University. His primary percussion teachers include Jeff Moore, Kirk Gay, Scott Herring, Jim Hall, Brett Dietz and Troy Davis. His composition teachers include Jay Batzner, Brett Dietz, and Dinos Constantinides (

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