90 Taylor Avenue
Brownsville, TX 78520
Dr. Joe W. Moore, III currently serves as Assistant Professor of Percussion at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Prior to this, he served as Director of Percussion Studies at the University of Texas at Brownsville. In 2013, he served as sabbatical replacement for Dr. Brett Dietz at Louisiana State University. Moore received the Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Central Florida, the Master of Music degree from the University of South Carolina, and the 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.
Moore is active as a soloist and chamber musician, having performed recently as a member of 2×2 Percussion, The Omojo Percussion Duo, and as a percussion soloist with the Valley Symphony Orchestra. Moore has also performed as a soloist with the Rio Bravo Percussion Ensemble at the 2017 Texas Music Educators Association Convention as well as the 2017 Valley Day of Percussion. Dr. Moore has also held performing positions at Walt Disney World, as a sub-list member of the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, and as a member of the Rhythm -N- Blue Drum Line for the Orlando Magic NBA team.