Christopher Moore, Director of Jazz Studies

Chris Moore

Chris Moore is a native of Charleston, West Virginia and graduated from George Washington HS as a member of the award winning GWHS band program.  After high school, Mr. Moore marched with the Capital Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps as a member of the mellophone section, as well as with the Pride of West Virginia Mountaineer Marching Band of West Virginia University.  He has performed with several jazz and wind ensembles in West Virginia, and at WVU before graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education.

Mr. Moore traveled to Europe in 2006 to teach the International Summer Jazz Academy in Krakow, Poland, under the artistic direction of former WVU saxophone professor, Curtis Johnson.  Mr. Moore has studied saxophone with Curtis Johnson, Jonathan Brink, Dr. David Wright, and with Chief Musician Michael P. Bayes of the United States Navy Band, as well as conducting with Dr. Dana Rothlisberger, Director of Bands at Towson University.  In 2010, Mr. Moore performed at the Navy Band Saxophone Symposium at George Mason University for a Masterclass presented by French saxophonist Philippe Geiss.

Mr. Moore has been on staff and directed several bands in the Mid-Atlantic.  He was the Director of Bands at Easton High School in Easton, MD where he also co-directed and founded the Easton HS Winter Guard.  In 2010, Mr. Moore taught the brass section and visual caption with the Raiders Drum and Bugle Corps.  He was on staff with the Towson University TIGER Marching Band as a Graduate Assistant.  Following his time at Towson, he became the director of instrumental music at William Penn HS in New Castle, DE where he taught several award-winning ensembles, including the symphonic and concert bands, jazz band, marching band, and indoor percussion and guard groups.  Mr. Moore moved back to his hometown of Charleston to help building the band program at Valley High School in Smithers, WV, where he helped establish a new instrumental and choral music program.  He is currently working to complete his graduate project and exams towards his Master’s Degree in Music Education from Towson University, in Towson, MD.

Mr. Moore has been with the Jupiter High School Band program since 2015.  He and his wife Danielle have two young sons, Wesley and Wyatt.

Mr. Moore can be reached at C.Moore@palmbeachschools.org.