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Jeffrey M. Moore is the Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities and a Professor of Music (Percussion) at the University of Central Florida.  Prior to his role as Dean, he served as the founding Director of the School of Performing Arts and Chair of the Music Department.  Receiving his appointment to the music faculty in 1994, Professor Moore’s instructional duties include teaching applied percussion majors, the Percussion Ensemble, and the Marimba Band.Under his leadership, both the theatre and music departments received national accreditation or reaccreditation.  

Active in all facets of percussion, he has performed with several major symphony orchestras and is a frequent performer of chamber music. He also performs on drum set, and is an international clinician, lecturer, and soloist. He is a contributing author to the third edition ofTeaching Percussionby Gary Cook and has published two method book and CD packages entitledFundamental Drumstick ControlandDrumstick Controlwith Alfred publications. He served as an Associate Editor ofPercussive Notesand is currently on the Board of Advisors for the Percussive Arts Society.  In addition, he currently serves on the Boards of the Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, the Orlando Repertory Theatre, the Orlando Philharmonic and A Gift for Music.         

Jeff served as the Percussion Director of the internationally acclaimed Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps, and as Program Consultant/Percussion Arranger with several European, Japanese, Thai, and Indonesian drum corps and bands.          

Jeff is a Yamaha Performing Artist/Clinician, and endorses Paiste cymbal, sounds, and gongs.  He endorses Salyers Percussion sticks and mallets,and has two signature model sticks and eight keyboard mallet models.  Professor Moore also endorses Remo Drum Heads and Latin Percussion.  His service on nonprofit boards and committees has helped build an awareness of the importance of the arts in our lives.