Robert Moore’s musical background spans genres and instruments as well as composition styles. A graduate of the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Music in Composition (which included a minor in cello performance), he also studied oboe in high school with acclaimed Chicago Symphony oboist & educator Robert Mayer, and has played and recorded electric bass in numerous bands over the years.
Moore studied composition at Jacksonville University with William Schirmer and William Hoskins, and at USF with James Lewis, Noel Stevens, and Hilton Jones. Among his composition credits are works for orchestra, wind ensemble, brass, strings, voice, and a diverse collection of instrumental and vocal combinations.
An arranger for USF musical ensembles, summer workshops, and the Tampa Bay Symphony, Moore also taught Computer Applications in Music at USF and was a Music Librarian there from 1998-2007. He teaches composition and cello privately and is an occasional studio musician with freelance cello gigs. A member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Kappa Kappa Psi and ASCAP, he has played cello professionally with the Jacksonville Symphony and adjudicated at the USF Concerto Competitions.