Moore Places First in The American Prize Competition

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Symphonic Hollywood performance by the Bob Jones University Symphony Orchestra for the Concert, Opera, and Drama Series, Oct. 25, 2018. (BJU Marketing/Derek Eckenroth)

GREENVILLE, S.C. (June 13, 2019) – Dr. Michael Moore was named the winner of The American Prize in Conducting: College/University Division for Opera in 2018–19. In consideration for the award, Moore submitted the University’s production of the tragic opera Lucia Di Lammermoor, which he conducted in 2018.

“We want to congratulate Dr. Moore on this national award and recognition of excellence for his conducting work on the Lucia di Lammermoor production,” said Dr. Darren Lawson, dean of the School of Fine Arts and Communication. “We are honored to have him leading our music program here.”

Moore serves as chair of BJU’s Division of Music and conductor of the BJU Symphony Orchestra. He holds a PhD in Music Education and a MMus in Instrumental Conducting from the University of South Carolina as well as both a MEd and a BS in Music Education from BJU.

Moore completed additional study with Richard Grunow of the Eastman School of Music and holds certificates in Instrumental Music and Early Childhood Music from the Gordon Institute of Music Learning. This summer, he begins a two-year term as president of the South Carolina Music Teachers Association (SCMEA).

The American Prize is a series of non-profit national competitions in the performing arts providing cash awards, professional adjudication and regional, national and international recognition for the best recorded performances by ensembles and individuals each year in the United States at the professional, college/university, church, community and secondary school levels.