Southern California native, Rayvon T.J. Moore, is a conductor, baritone and music educator. Moore has been lauded for his energetic, yet sensitive conducting and his rich baritone voice. In his second year as a DMA conducting student at the Eastman School of Music, he studies privately with William Weinert and also assists in leading choral ensembles and conducting classes. In addition to his work at Eastman, serves as the Director of Music at Western Presbyterian Church. Past appointments include Adjunct Faculty and director of Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ Community Chorus, the Director of Music at Northridge United Methodist Church, assistant conductor for California State University Fullerton's Opera, Concert Choir and Women's Choir as well as the assistant conductor of the Donald Brinegar Singers. He has held positions as an educator with The Young Musicians Foundation, The Saturday Conservatory of Music, as Director of Choral Activities/Voice and Esperanza Azteca Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles.
In 2015 Mr. Moore received the Graduate Equity Fellowship at California State University, Fullerton and in 2016 he was the recipient of the Mu Phi Epsilon Foundation's, Foncannon Choral Conducting Grant, for his academic and conducting excellence. In April of 2017, he was awarded the Elliot and Kathleen Alexander Memorial Scholarship from Pacific Chorale for excellence in choral conducting. He has participated as a conducting fellow in several workshops including Chorus America’s Conducting Academy, the National Collegiate Choral Organization's Conducting Fellowship Program, the University of Michigan’s Choral Conducting Symposium and others.
Being a versatile performer, he has sung back up for The Rolling Stones, Barry Manilow, Patti Austin and soprano divas Kathleen Battle and Deborah Voigt. Moore can be heard on the album “John Williams & Steven Spielberg: The Ultimate Collection” recorded with Sony Classical. He has sung under the baton of Helmuth Rilling, John Williams, Jeffery Kahane, Carl St. Clair, James Conlon, Grant Gershon and Marvin Hamlisch. As a conductor/soloist, he has premiered works by composers such as Christopher Tin, Stacey V. Gibbs, Seth Houston and many more.
Moore has studied conducting with Donald Brinegar, Cristian Grases, Robert Istad, Brad Lubman, Joel Pressman, Jo-Michael Scheibe, Mark Scatterday, Neil Varon, and William Weinert. In master class and workshop settings, he has worked with John Alexander, Daniel Bara, Jerry Blackstone, Rodney Eichenberger, Ann Howard Jones, and Duain Wolf. He holds a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from California State University, Fullerton and a Bachelors of Arts in Choral Music from the University of Southern California.
He is an active member of the American Choral Directors Association, Chorus America, National Collegiate Choral Organization, and the National Association for Music Education.