Steven Moore is the associate dean, Undergraduate Studies, and Professor of Practice at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. He recently served as Chair of the Department of Music at the University of Central Missouri where he taught conducting, music education, and conducted the Symphonic Band. Moore is a strong advocate for music literacy and has developed nationally recognized programs of excellence at the secondary and collegiate level. He has served as Director of Bands at Colorado State University, Lafayette High School and Jessie Clark Middle School in Lexington, Kentucky, and Assistant Director of Bands at the University of Kentucky. Additionally he has served as the interim Director of Orchestras at UK, Conductor for the Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras, and Conductor for the CSU Symphony Orchestra. Moore is a member of the American Bandmasters Association. Under his direction, the Lafayette Band performed at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic, received the Sudler Shield, appeared in the Macy’s Parade, and was awarded six State Marching Band Championships. The Department of Education selected him as the Kentucky High School Teacher of the Year. Moore has a B.M.E. from the University of South Carolina and M.M. and D.M.A. in instrumental conducting from the University of Kentucky. The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) published his book, Play It From the Heart: What you learn from music about success in life.