Dan Moore explores the many creative and expressive capabilities of percussion, making music with inspiring performers throughout the world in an array of diverse musical settings. He has performed in North, Central, and South America, Asia, and Europe as well as in most of the USA including Puerto Rico, Alaska, and Hawaii.
As a vibes, marimba, and percussion artist, he has appeared on more than 30 professional recordings from jazz to contemporary and steel band to percussion groups. In 1986 he and Nashville percussionist/steel pan artist Mat Britain formed the first touring steel pan/marimba duo. Music of the Britain Moore Duo is heard and performed throughout the world. They continue to perform and record as a duo making them one of the longest running percussion duos still working today. Along the way, they’ve influenced a generation of percussionists who’ve performed their music and imitated their unique style.
Dr. Moore is professor of music and percussion area head of the University of Iowa School of Music. As head of Iowa Percussion, he has created an award-winning student-centric program that encompasses contemporary chamber music, concert percussion, electronic music, steel band, improvisation, and the music of diverse world cultures. Iowa Percussion nurtures the serious study and creative exploration of the percussive arts, and for the last 60 years has been the training ground for many outstanding percussion performers, educators, music therapists, university professors, administrators, business leaders, and other professionals.
Dr. Moore is Program Director of the Birch Creek Music Performance Center Percussion and Steel Band Program in Door County, WI. Each summer he leads a distinguished group of faculty performers in presenting an eight concert performance series and a motivational academy for student percussionists.
Dan Moore is a Yamaha international performing artist, 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 Publishing, Tapspace, and Cricket City Music and Media.