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Kirk Moss
Kirk Moss




Kirk D. Moss, PhD, serves as Chair of the Department of Music & Theatre at University of Northwestern – St. Paul. He is a past national president of the American String Teachers Association, four times chaired the ASTA National Orchestra Festival, and held office on ASTA’s Executive Board. Moss has appeared as a guest conductor, clinician, or adjudicator in nearly forty states. The University of Florida School of Music awarded him an Alumni Outstanding Achievement Award, and he has received five ASTA National Citation for Leadership & Merit awards. With twelve years of experience teaching elementary, middle, and high school orchestras, groups under his direction have earned distinction at state, national, and international events. One of his former high schools honors him by annually awarding a college string scholarship in his name. He has coauthored two method books for Alfred Music’s Sound Innovations series, as well as several string orchestra arrangements. 

Assessment Practices of School Orchestra Directors and String Teachers

Kirk Moss shares the findings of research he conducted with colleagues Dr. Stephen Benham and Dr. Kristen Pellegrino on what types of assessments were being administered in the orchestra classroom,...

Developing a Sound-Driven String Technique

Kirk Moss discusses how to develop a sound-driven, rather than note-driven technique among string players.