My name is Jerry Moore and I have had the fortune to be involved with orchestras, jazz groups and vocal ensembles for over 30 years as a musician, teacher and composer across South and West Yorkshire.
This has given me an excellent foundation on which to produce original works aimed at adult based groups, as well as for students (KS1-5).
MUSIC EXPERIENCE SINCE APRIL 2016
- Extensive classroom teaching on a supply basis across West Yorkshire (KS1 – Post 16)
- 1 to 1 tuition
- Jazz workshops with Calderdale and Kirklees bands
- Samba Workshop within West and North Yorkshire
- Song Writing Classes at Hope Works Academy
- ‘A’ Level and GCSE Music Composition Standardization
- Composing music for vocal music for Primary Schools and choirs
- Composing and performing with jazz ensembles within Huddersfield.
- Composing jazz and string music
CPD/WORKSHOP/ENRICHMENT EXPERIENCE UP TO APRIL 2016
Initiated, directed variety of ensembles including string, brass, wind, choir, steel band, jazz, percussion/samba
Led steel pan, jazz and percussion workshops across Education Authorities including Primary School liaison/Transition
Led liaison projects in jazz and improvisation (Shelley College and feeder schools)
Delivering KS1 & 2 music/coaching and supporting non specialist Primary teachers within Bradford Education Authority
Led CPD to secondary music teachers in steel pan workshop – Bradford Education Authority
Led CPD in self/peer assessment; creative use of data within Wombwell High School
Led steel pan workshops linking music departments across Barnsley schools
Led in Primary Theatre productions
COMPOSITION EXPERIENCE UP TO APRIL 2016
Numerous songs composed, directed and performed
Music written and directed for a performance of Oedipus Rex (a part of the National Student Festival). Directed, produced and co-wrote musical ‘Lonely Man’.
Other compositions include The Selfish Giant (based on children’s story by Oscar Wilde), an Opera-Cantata.
Directed, produced and written music for ‘Midsummer Nights Dream’
Directed, produced and written music for ‘Cinderella’
Directed, produced and written music for ‘Aladdin’
Music written to commemorate ‘Lundhill Pit Disaster’: Steel Pan and Samba showpieces and song (produced on DVD)
School Anthem composed and recorded ‘Everything Is Possible’
Directed, produced and written music for ‘Snow White’
School Anthem written and recorded ‘New Day’
Songs written for Kirklees and Calderdale Music Service
Miscellaneous songs written for ‘Our Day Out’
School Anthem composed and recorded ‘Believe, Achieve, Succeed’
Miscellaneous songs written for ‘Aladdin’
Directed, produced and written music for ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’
School Anthem composed ‘UBHS’ for Upper Batley Boys School
‘…..a lot of us were stressed out about improvisation but I think the way you did it was great when you’re really not confident, as we weren’t singled out’ Fran, Ten Sax player (Kirklees Jazz)
‘An explosion of Afro-beats and catchy melodies, Jerry Moore’s Africa keeps toes tapping and provides a refreshing contrast to our big band set’.
‘I thought JT Blues was a really catchy tune, not difficult to sight-read and was very enjoyable to play for the first time. We will practice this and include playing it in our future gigs.’
‘Wake Up’ is just wonderful. You must get it published ….. very reminiscent of Britten’s Playful Pizzicato from his Simple Symphony’
‘Thank you for sharing your Ballad for Piano and Violin worked really well with the students at school. It is really lovely music. I particularly like the cheeky modulations’
‘The chorus melody for ‘Makes Me Feel Alive’ (song for various choirs) is so catchy, it’s been circling around in my head all day’
‘Blow Away The Blues’ has a great swing feel and catchy melody. A great way to introduce part singing and 12 bar blues classroom work. Ideal for my Year 5s’.
‘It’s lovely (‘I Believe’, violin duet). I particularly like the way you’ve shared the melody between both violin parts. The 2nd violin gets really fed up if they don’t get to play the tune sometimes’
‘Rain is such a beautiful song (song arranged for various choirs). I love the melody and lyrics, and the way you build up the lines towards the end is delightful’
(‘New Day’, song arranged for various choirs) ‘It’s so uplifting…. that’s definitely another super song to suggest to the MD of our choir.’
‘Makes You Happy (primary song) would be lovely for youngster children using one part or more’.
‘New Day (primary song) would make an effective end of term song, particularly for Year 6 with its positive message’.
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