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“Being Black” Musical Performance by Dr. Joe Moore III
February 3, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Joe W. Moore III currently serves as Assistant Professor of Music – Percussion at the University of Louisiana Monroe where he oversees all aspects of the percussion studies program. Prior to this he served on music faculties at Benedict College, the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, and the University of Texas at Brownsville. Moore earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Central Florida, a Master of Music degree from the University of South Carolina, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree with a minor in composition from Louisiana State University.
Dr. Moore will be performing “Being Black,” a five movement multi-percussion solo. The piece was written as a memorial of the black lives that have been lost to police brutality and other senseless killings. The rhythmic content, use of repetition, and all other musical choices were made based on the dates and details of several cases including Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, Ahmaud Arbery George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and many more.
This event is free and open to the public and DSU campus. For more information, please contact Michelle Johansen at firstname.lastname@example.org.