Emily Moss

Associate Professor, Director of Bands, and Chair, Department of Music

Dr. Moss is featured in ACUE’s modules: Planning an Effective Class Session, Helping Students Persist in Their Studies, Providing Clear Directions and Explanations, and Checking for Student Understanding.

Moss is an Associate Professor, the Director of Bands, and the Chair of the Department of Music at California State University, Los Angeles, where she directs the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band, teaches undergraduate and graduate conducting, and instructs in instrumental music education methods.

Previously, Moss 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. For six years, she taught middle school band and private bassoon lessons in Chandler, Arizona and Seattle, Washington where her bands received honors and awards from regional and state festivals.

Moss earned her master’s degree in Wind Conducting and her DMA in Music Education and Bassoon Performance, studying with Kenneth Singleton, Richard Mayne, and Charles Hansen. She was recently awarded a planning grant from the Lipton/Modarres Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching and Learning to develop a Pre-Service Teaching component within the BM in Music Education program at CSULA. She can be seen presenting at conferences across the United States on topics ranging from effective rehearsing and good ensemble tone to practical tips for non-percussionist band directors. Her professional memberships include the College Band Directors National Association, the National Association for Music Educators, the California Band Directors Association, the National Band Association, and the National Honor Society Phi Kappa Phi.