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Emily Moss

Dr. Emily A. Moss is the Director of Bands and Director of Instrumental Music Education for the School of Music at California State University, Los Angeles. Her duties include direction of the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band, teaching undergraduate and graduate conducting, and instruction in instrumental music education methods.  Her previous appointment (2008-2011) was at the Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York where she served as Director of the Conservatory Wind Ensemble and Coordinator of Music Education.


Originally from Seattle, WA, Dr. Moss earned her Bachelors’ degrees in music and music education at the University of Washington, studying conducting with Timothy Salzman and bassoon performance with Arthur Grossman. She taught middle school band and private bassoon lessons in Chandler, AZ and Seattle, WA for six years where her bands received honors and awards from regional and state festivals. While serving as a teaching assistant with the University bands at the University of Northern Colorado, she earned her Master’s degree in Wind Conducting and the Doctor of Arts in Music Education and Bassoon Performance, studying with Kenneth Singleton, Richard Mayne and Charles Hansen.  As a conductor and clinician, Dr. Moss has been invited to guest conduct numerous middle and high school band festivals. She is also an accomplished bassoonist, actively performing throughout her three degree programs in Washington and Colorado, and frequently with the Conservatory Orchestra and other ensembles at Brooklyn College. Dr. Moss is a member of The National Association for Music Educators (MENC), New York State School Music Association, College Band Directors' National Association and the College Music Society.