Dr. Laura Moore

Alabama ACDA President-Elect


Dr. Laura Moore is the Director of Choral Activities and Associate Professor of Music at the University of South Alabama, where she directs the Concert Choir and Chorale. She also teaches undergraduate and graduate music history and choral conducting. She received her doctorate in Choral Conducting from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Other earned degrees include the BA from Davidson College, a Master’s degree in Piano Performance from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, and a Master’s degree in Choral Conducting from UNC Greensboro.

Under Dr. Moore's direction, the South Alabama choirs have participated in the AMEA In-Service Conference and the Alabama ACDA Collegiate Choral Festival. The choirs have performed major works with the Mobile Symphony Orchestra. As part of the Alabama Ambassadors of Music tour to Europe in June 2009 and June 2011, Dr. Moore conducted choral concerts in England, France, Switzerland, Austria, and Germany. She currently serves as the chorus master for Mobile Opera and the Mobile Symphony, and as Music Director at St. Mark United Methodist Church.

Dr. Moore has served as clinician and adjudicator in North Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, and Alabama. She is active as a collaborative pianist, having served as staff accompanist at regional Metropolitan Opera and NATS auditions, and performing in faculty and student recitals at the University of South Alabama. She has also accompanied repertoire sessions at state, division, and national ACDA conferences. Additional service opportunities have included Repertoire and Resource Chair for Community Choirs and Collegiate Choirs for Alabama ACDA, as well as the executive committee of the Faculty Senate at the University of South Alabama, and as registrar for Alabama NATS for five years.