Moyer, James

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Country: U. S. A.

Studies: Susquehanna University (Bachelor Music Education); University of Oklahoma (Master of Music & Doctor of Music Arts)



A native of Shamokin, PA, Dr. Moyer's articles appear in Percussive Notes, School Band and Orchestra and his solo CD, "Something Old, Something New" as well as his multiple publications are available through Alliance Publications, Studio 4 Music and C. Alan Publications. His latest marimba method, Four Mallet Progressive Literature was released in 2010 by Studio 4 Music. In addition to Richard C. Gipson and John Bannon, his teachers include former Pittsburgh Symphony timpanist, Stanley Leonard and marimba virtuosos Gordon Stout and Lehigh Howard Stevens. Moyer also completed the Bob Becker Ragtime Xylophone Institute at the University of Delaware. His post doctoral work includes Level II certification with the Technology Institute for Music Educators.

Dr. Moyer has performed throughout the U.S. and Europe since 1978. He was a member of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, including their first CD, a live performance of Carmina Burana. He has also performed as a percussionist with the Oklahoma and Bartlesville Symphony Orchestras, Timpanist with the Allentown Symphony and for 12 seasons, as Timpanist/Keyboard soloist with the America's oldest civilian band, the Allentown Band. He is featured on the group's 180th Anniversary CD as a soloist performing his arrangements of xylophone rags with the band.

He has presented clinics and masterclasses at state and national conferences throughout the U.S. Dr. Moyer served as Chair for the Department of Fine and Performing Arts and Director of Bands at Texas A & M International University from 2016-2023. From 2012 - 2016, he was Timpanist with the Laredo Philharmonic Orchestra and currently performs, as needed, with the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Moyer is an artist/endorser for DeMorrow Instruments and Salyers Percussion.

Books for Percussion

4-Mallet Method for Marimba
4-Mallet Progressive Literature

Works for Percussion

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