James Moyer

A native of Shamokin, PA, Dr. James Moyer received his Bachelor’s degree in Music from Susquehanna University. He completed the MM and DMA degrees from the University of Oklahoma, where he is a soloist on the OU’s percussion ensemble’s first CD release, also among the first college ensembles to perform at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention.

From 1986-98, Dr. Moyer was Associate Professor at Millikin University serving as Assistant Director of Bands, Director of the Percussion program and Chairman of Performance Studies. He has performed as timpanist with the Allentown Symphony and percussionist with the Oklahoma, Bartlesville and Illinois Symphony orchestras. From 2000-2012, he was timpanist and keyboard soloist with the world-famous Allentown Band, the nation’s oldest civilian concert band. With this group, he was featured xylophone soloist on a 2-week tour of France and performed at the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall. Moyer is featured on the band’s 180th Anniversary CD.

Dr. Moyer's articles appear in Percussive Notes, School Band and Orchestra and his solo CD, "Something Old, Something New" is available on Apple Music. His multiple publications are available through Alliance Publications, Studio 4 Music and C. Alan Publications. His two marimba method books are popular in college percussion programs nationally.

In addition to Richard C. Gipson and John Bannon, his teachers include former Pittsburgh Symphony timpanist, Stanley Leonard and marimba virtuosos Gordon Stout and Lehigh Howard Stevens. Moyer also completed the Bob Becker Ragtime Xylophone Institute at the University of Delaware. His post doctoral work includes Level II certification with the Technology Institute for Music Educators.

Dr. Moyer has presented clinics and masterclasses at state and national conferences throughout U.S. He served as Chair of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at Texas A & M International University from 2016-23. He is the former timpanist the Laredo PhilharmonicOrchestra and performs as well with the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Moyer is a frequent guest conductor for regional band festivals as well as an adjudicator.

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From James Moyer

Four-Mallet Method for Marimba

$20.00

This book is a complete method for the beginning four-mallet student. Each of the five basic techniques is presented in a logical sequence through exercises, developmental etudes and short repertoire. The revised edition includes new material. Recommended for college freshmen.

This book is a complete method for the beginning four-mallet student. Each of the five basic techniques is presented in a logical sequence through exercises, developmental etudes and short repertoire. The revised edition includes new material. Recommended for college freshmen.

Grand Overture (Giuliani/arr. James Moyer)

$15.00

Grand Overture was originally a major work for guitar. Now that it has been transcribed, it represents a major work for us as well. Giuliani’s huge contribution to guitar music is standard repertoire for guitarists world-wide. This transcription remains true to the original in both key and pitch and employs numerous advanced four-mallet techniques. If you are looking for a well-written grand show piece, this is it!

Grand Overture was originally a major work for guitar. Now that it has been transcribed, it represents a major work for us as well. Giuliani’s huge contribution to guitar music is standard repertoire for guitarists world-wide. This transcription remains true to the original in both key and pitch and employs numerous advanced four-mallet techniques. If you are looking for a well-written grand show piece, this is it!