Michael Moore joined the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) in 1968, and at age 18 was the youngest tubist among any major orchestra.
Mr. Moore has performed the Vaughan Williams Tuba Concerto with the ASO in Symphony Hall and at Piedmont Park, as well as the Edward Gregson Tuba Concerto with ensembles in Atlanta and Columbus. In October 2003 he was guest tubist with the Chicago Symphony. Additionally, Mr. Moore was guest artist at Tubilustrium 2005 in Cosenza, Italy, and at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks.
Mr. Moore is the founder of the non-profit Atlanta Brass Society and the ABS Press, and also artistic director of the Atlanta Symphony Brass Quintet. He serves on the faculties at Georgia and Kennesaw state universities and at Emory University, where he teaches tuba and euphonium, coaches brass chamber music, and conducts the Emory Brass Ensemble.
Along with his numerous musical pursuits, including playing banjo, Mr. Moore serves as treasurer of the International Conference of Symphony and Opera Musicians and treasurer of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Player's Association, and is also a board member of the Atlanta Federation of Musicians.
Born in Oklahoma and raised in Georgia, Mr. Moore received a bachelor's degree in music literature with a minor in composition from Georgia State University. His tuba studies have been with Arnold Jacobs and Ed Kleinhammer of the Chicago Symphony, Ward Fearn of the Philadelphia Orchestra, William Hill of Georgia State Univeristy, and his father, E.W. Moore — longtime ASO tubist under Henry Sopkin.