Dan Moore

Dan Moore's Biography

Dan Moore explores the many creative and expressive capabilities of percussion, making music while inspiring people in an array of musical settings throughout the world. He has performed in North America, Central America, South America, Asia and Europe as well as throughout most of the United States (including Alaska and Hawaii) and Puerto Rico. As a vibraphone, marimba and percussion artist, he appears on more than 30 recordings, including over a dozen as leader or co-leader.

In 1986, Dr. Moore and Nashville percussionist/steel pan artist Mat Britain formed the Britain Moore Duo, which was the first touring steel pan/marimba duo. The two continue to perform and record their unique repertoire, and have, along the way, influenced a generation of percussionists who have performed their music.

Dr. Moore is Professor of Music and Associate Director of the University of Iowa School of Music, where he received the 2018 Regents Award for Faculty Excellence. He is head of Iowa Percussion, which encompasses contemporary chamber music, concert percussion, electronic music, steel band, improvisation and cultural genres in a student-centric program of study at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels.

He is Program Director of the Birch Creek Music Performance Center Percussion and Steel Band Program in Door County, Wisconsin, where he leads a distinguished group of faculty performers in presenting a 2-week summer concert series and motivational academy for student percussionists.

Dr. Moore joined the performing artist roster for Yamaha Corporation of America in 1995. He is a signature mallet artist for Innovative Percussion and a performing artist for Sabian Cymbals, Gon Bops Percussion and Grover Pro Percussion. His music is published by Row-Loff Productions, Innovative Percussion, Alfred Music and Cricket City Music and Media.

Dan Moore's Gear
Dan Moore

Gear List

YM-5100A YV-3910