Robert Moore, composer with Grand Mesa Strings.

Robert Moore

Robert Moore's musical background spans genres and instruments as well as compositional styles. In addition to graduating from the University of South Florida with a BM in composition and a minor in cello performance, in high school, Robert marched with the world-renowned Largo Band Of Gold while studying oboe with noted Chicago Symphony Orchestra oboist/educator Robert Mayer and making experimental wind band arrangements by night. Later, Robert played cello professionally with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, performed and recorded cello and electric bass with numerous bands, and also performed for a year with an innovative jazz string/wind group headed by former Earth, Wind & Fire multi-instrumentalist Doug Carn.

Moore studied composition at Jacksonville University with William Hoskins and William Schirmer, and at USF with James Lewis and Noel Stevens. He studied cello at JU with former Atlanta Symphony Principal cellist Walter Steinhaus and with Sebastian Toettcher, and later at USF with Ben Karp, a protege of Janos Starker. A composer and arranger for USF musical ensembles, double-reed camp workshops, and the Tampa Bay Symphony, Robert Moore is also a computer programmer and taught Computer Applications in Music at USF as well as serving as Music Resources Director and Chief Music Librarian.

A member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Kappa Kappa Psi, and an ASCAP member for the last two decades, Moore has taught composition, cello and electric bass privately and continues a healthy regimen of daily score study and musical experimentation by night.