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Stephen Moore, Viola

Stephen Moore is a string pedagogue and violist. Mr. Moore has been the Orchestra Director at the Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts (SOTA) and Orchestra Director and Music Department Facilitator for the Dixie School District and Miller Creek Middle School in San Rafael. He is a former Orchestra Representative on the board of the California Music Educators’ Association (CMEA) Bay Section and is currently a CMEA Bay Section adjudicator and clinician and Membership Chair for CalASTA. He has worked with groups throughout the Bay Area such as El Camino Youth Symphony, Marin Symphony Youth Orchestra, and the Stanford University Flute Ensemble. He has conducted the Mt. Diablo USD High School Orchestra, the Marin County Honor Orchestra, the San Francisco All-City Middle School Orchestra, and the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra.

A dedicated teacher, Mr. Moore’s private students have won concerto competitions for the Anchorage Symphony and the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra. Orchestras and ensembles under his direction have received numerous unanimous superiors, gold medals, and command performances at local and state festival adjudications. Mr. Moore has been the Junior Orchestra Director at the Hayward-La Honda Music Camp since 2011. He has also been Co-Director of the University of the Pacific Junior Music Camp Orchestra. Mr. Moore has regularly presented workshops for the CMEA Bay Section Winter Conferences.

Mr. Moore received his Bachelor of Music in Performance from Northwestern University where he studied with Peter Slowik and Robert Swan of the Chicago Symphony. He has also studied viola with Paul Yarbrough and chamber music with the Alexander Quartet at San Francisco State University where he completed his Single Subject Music Credential.