Dr. Laura Moore
Associate Professor of Music
Director of Choral Activities
Music History, Choral Conducting
Dr. Laura Moore is the Director of Choral Activities at the University of South Alabama, where she directs the Concert Choir and Chorale. She also teaches music history and instrumental and choral conducting. She received her doctorate in Choral Conducting from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Other earned degrees include the BA from Davidson College, a Master’s degree in Piano Performance from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, and a Master’s degree in Choral Conducting from UNC Greensboro.
The USA Concert Choir has performed with the Mobile Symphony on multiple occasions - 2010 (Holiday Pops), April 2011 (Beethoven Symphony #9), April 2012 (Carmina Burana), and April 2013 (Alexander Nevsky). The University Chorale was invited to perform at the AMEA conference in January 2011, and has also performed music of Brahms and Mozart with the Mobile Symphony Youth Orchestra.
While completing her doctoral degree at UNC Greensboro, Dr. Moore served as the Instructor in Choral Conducting at UNC Greensboro, where she conducted the University Chorale, and taught courses in choral literature and advanced conducting. She received the Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award at the UNCG School of Music in 2006, recognizing her work with the Women’s Glee Club and classes in diction and beginning conducting. Dr. Moore served four years as Associate Conductor with the Choral Society of Greensboro.
Dr. Moore is active in church music and musical theater, and enjoys coaching singers and accompanying vocalists and instrumentalists. She has served as clinician and adjudicator in North Carolina, Mississippi, and Alabama. As part of the Alabama Ambassadors of Music tour to Europe in June 2009 and June 2011, Dr. Moore conducted choral concerts in England, France, Switzerland, Austria, and Germany. She currently serves as the chorus master of Mobile Opera, and has played orchestral keyboard with the Mobile Symphony.
Laura Moore currently serves as the Repertoire/Standards chair for the Alabama chapter of the American Choral Directors Association, and Registrar for the Alabama chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing.