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Christopher Moore



Christopher Moore currently serves as Director of Athletic Bands and Coordinator of Percussion Studies at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia.

He previously served as Assistant Director and Staff Arranger of the Atlanta Olympic Band and Director of Instrumental Music at Marist School in Atlanta, Georgia. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Jacksonville State University and a Master of Music degree from East Carolina University.

Mr. Moore is an active freelance performer, clinician, arranger, composer and film scorer. In 1999 he served as percussion consultant to Wynton Marsalis on three large works for the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic. Mr. Moore is also coordinator of the Falcons Drumline for the Atlanta Falcons Football Team. He is a member of MENC, Phi Mu Alpha, IAJE and the Percussive Arts Society.


Christopher Moore
Director of Athletic Bands
Coordinator of Percussion Studies

840 McMillan Street
Atlanta, GA USA 30332-0456
chris.moore@music.gatech.edu
TEL: 404.894.8977 FAX: 404.894.9952





Benjamin J. Diden



Benjamin J. Diden is the Assistant Director of Bands at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He serves as Director of the Concert Band and Assistant Director of Athletic Bands. His duties also include Music Theory and Applied Clarinet instruction. He is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Wind Conducting at the University of South Carolina. Mr. Diden received the Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree and the Master of Music in Instrumental Conducting degree from the University of Tennessee. Mr. Diden has served as a Graduate Assistant for the Pride of the Southland Marching Band at UT and the Mighty Sound of the Southeast Marching Band at USC, where he worked extensively with the entire band program of each university. He taught for several years in the public schools of Tennessee, most recently at Cumberland County High School in Crossville, Tennessee. Mr. Diden is a member of MENC, the College Band Directors National Association, and the National Band Association. He is also an honorary member of Tau Beta Sigma.


Benjamin Diden
Assistant Director of Bands

840 McMillan Street
Atlanta, GA USA 30332-0456
benjamin.diden@music.gatech.edu
TEL: 404.894.8951 FAX: 404-894-9952




Andrea Brown


Andrea Brown is currently in her first year as Assistant Director of Bands, Visiting Professor of Music at the Georgia Institute of Technology where she is involved in the instruction of both the athletic and concert band programs. Brown recently completed a DMA in Instrumental Conducting at UNC Greensboro where she was a student of John Locke and Kevin Geraldi and was the conductor of the University Band. During her graduate studies, Brown was a frequent guest conductor for the UNCG Wind Ensemble, UNCG Symphonic Band, and Casella Sinfonietta Chamber Ensemble. Since 2004, she has been a member of the brass staff of the Drum Corps International World Champion Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps of Rockford, Ill., and remains an active concert and marching clinician and adjudicator throughout the southeast.


Originally from Milan, Tenn., she is a graduate of Austin Peay State University where she was named "Outstanding Student in Music" and "Madame Governor." Brown earned a master of music degree in instrumental conducting from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Prior to her position at Georgia Tech, Brown was the assistant director of bands at Austin Peay State University for five years and also taught public school in both Wisconsin and Texas. Brown's previous marching experience includes membership in the 1994 Cadets of Bergen County and 1993 Southwind Drum and Bugle Corps. Brown is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Kappa Lambda, NCMEA, MENC, CBDNA, and was awared the Rose of Honor as a member of Sigma Alpha Iota Women's Music Fraternity.

 

Andrea Brown
Assistant Director of Bands

840 McMillan Street
Atlanta, GA USA 30332-0456
TEL: 404.894.8974 FAX: 404-894-9952




Chip Crotts


  Dr. Chip Crotts has been an on-call artist for the Disney Company and has worked and recorded throughout the US and Europe. A GRAMMY nominated musician, Chip has performed with many international artists, including Natalie Cole, Boston Brass, Ray Charles, Rhythm and Brass, Manhattan Transfer and Maynard Ferguson. As a first call player for national touring productions, Chip has played over 40 shows including Chicago, The Producers, A Chorus Line, The Color Purple, Spamalot, West Side Story and Thoroughly Modern Millie.


Equally at home as a classical performer, Chip has presented numerous university recitals and masterclasses and has performed with the orchestras of North Carolina, Alabama, Huntsville, Austin, Tuscaloosa, Altoona, Abilene, and Chattanooga, among others. He can also be heard on several CDís with the SeaBreeze label, as well as recordings with the University of Texas Wind Ensemble and UT Jazz Orchestra.


As an educator, Dr. Crotts has been Director of the Alabama All-State Jazz Ensemble and has presented clinics throughout the Southeast and Texas on jazz pedagogy and development of jazz programs in the schools. He has recently written a series of jazz articles for System Blue Publications and a new book on trumpet pedagogy and playing styles is in the works. Chip has also spent time in the marching activity and has been on the brass staff of Spirit, Phantom Regiment and the Blue Devils. Chip maintains a busy schedule as clinician and adjudicator and has served as a judge for BOA, DCI, IAJE and the International Trumpet Guild.


Dr. Crotts holds degrees from East Carolina University, Penn State University and the Doctor of Musical Arts in Trumpet Performance with a Jazz Emphasis from the University of Texas-Austin. Previously, Chip has served on the faculties of Samford University and Jacksonville State University and is a Yamaha Performing Artist and Clinician.

 

Chip Crotts
Director of Jazz Band

840 McMillan Street
ccrotts3@mail.gatech.edu
Atlanta, GA USA 30332-0456
TEL: 404.894.8974 FAX: 404-894-9952