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Dr. Patrick Moore
Patrick Moore

Visual & Performing ArtsDirector of BandsFine Arts 122803-536-8570

Patrick Moore

Dr. Patrick Moore is the director of bands at South Carolina State University. He teaches courses in the music department, including percussion lessons, percussion technique, conducting, concert band, and marching band.


Moore is an active percussion performer, educator, arranger, adjudicator and international clinician. He is a versatile percussionist with experience in many areas of percussion, from concert to marching to world. He has performed at various state Day of Percussion events, and presented clinics at music education conferences.

Moore has done special performances with Jeff Queen, Robert W. Smith, The United States Army and Field Band, and at the International Society of Music Education in Beijing China. Moorehas worked many summer music camps and adjudicated many marching contests and state and solo and ensemble festivals.

Moore earned his Doctorate in Education from Abilene Christian University, a Master in Music from Texas Tech University, where he arranged and instructed for the percussion section of the Texas Tech Drumline and Steel Drum Band, and a Bachelor in Music from the University of Arkansas. Patrick's percussion teachers include Dr. Lisa Rogers, Mr. Alan Shinn, and Mr. Chalon Ragsdale.

Moore is an education endorser of Vic Firth Sticks and Mallets, and Majestic percussion.He is also a published author having arrangements published by Alfred Publishing company and Kendor Music. His professional affiliations include South Carolina Music Education Association (SCMEA), Percussive Arts Society, Texas Music Education Association(TMEA), National Association for Music Educators (NAFME).


  • Bachelor of Music - University of Arkansas - 2009
  • Master of Music - Texas Tech University - 2011
  • Doctorate of Education - Abilene Christian University - 2021

Research Interests

Percussion, Music Education, Leadership


Band, Percussion Technique, Instrumental Conducting, Private Lessons

Dr. Moore on the Web

9 Tips to Surviving as A First Year Band Director                                                                              

Preparing Your Percussion Students For College Auditions 

Starting a New Job: Ways to a Successful Start

Starting from Zero: Building A Music Program

Re- boot Camp: Setting Your Small Band Up For Big Succes

10 Mistakes of Young Band Directors - 

Patrick T. Moore