Bob Moore is a composer with a multifaceted résumé.
To date he has published over 300 choral and instrumental works, many of which have been recorded on six CDs and appear in various hymnals. He was a resident composer in the Faith Partners Program, sponsored by the American Composers Forum, a finalist in the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra’s Fresh Ink Competition, a recipient of an arts grant from the Community Foundation (resulting in the virtual Pandemic Recital ), and composer in residence for the St. Augustine Music Festival (of which he was a co-founder). La Década was commissioned to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the festival. As composer in residence with the St. Augustine Orchestra, he premiered several works, including Aurelia, which celebrated the orchestra’s 50th (golden) anniversary. He recently completed a commission to celebrate their 60th (diamond) anniversay, Diamanté. This work, as well as Someday (premiered by the Jacksonville University choruses), are finalists for the 2023 American Prize in Composition. In addition to sacred music, his catalog contains art songs and compositions for solo piano, chorus, chamber ensembles, band and orchestra, as well as electroacoustic music. Several of his works have received awards and many have been composed on commission.
He served as the Director of Liturgical Music at San Jose Catholic Church in Jacksonville, Florida, and was the Director of Music Ministry at the Cathedral- Basilica of St. Augustine (FL) and St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church. He is currently the Director of Music Ministry at The Episcopal Church of Our Saviour in Jacksonville, where in addition to his liturgical music work, he is championing the legacy of Harriet Beecher Stowe, a founder of the church. The Other World: a Requiem, a setting of her poetry for soloists and chamber ensemble, was premiered to great acclaim in 2022. It will be followed in 2023 by a concept album based on the essays of her memoir, Palmetto Leaves.
He has taught privately as well as band, chorus and general music in public and private schools while serving as artistic director for two community choruses (The Amelia Island Chorale and The Orange Park Chorale). With Joe Yorio and Tony Steve, he performs in the trio, De Profundis, which specializes in sacred jazz and world music. With Tony Steve he performs live accompaniment to classic silent films.
In 2023, he was recognized as an Honored Alumni by Jacksonville University.
His publishers include G.I.A. Publications, Oregon Catholic Press, World Library Publications, Santa Barbara Music Publishers, Augsburg Fortress, Morningstar Music Publishers, Musicspoke and Hal Leonard Publications.
Bob studied composition with Richard Proulx, William Schirmer, Gordon Goodwin, and Bud Udell at the University of South Carolina, Jacksonville University, and the University of Florida.