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Musician 1st Class Kenneth M. Moses,


MU1 Ken Moses

Musician 1st Class Kenneth Moses joined the Navy Band in 2018. Originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, he was raised in Houston, Texas, where he attended Langham Creek High School. He holds a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Houston and Master of Music Performance from the New England Conservatory. In addition, he attended the Texas Music Festival, Tanglewood Music Center and the Alessi Seminar. At the time of his appointment to the Navy Band, he was pursuing a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of North Texas, studying with former Navy Band trombonist, Dr. Natalie Mannix. His other teachers include John McCroskey, Brian Kauk, Ronald Barron, Peter Ellefson and Joseph Alessi.

Before joining the Navy Band, Moses was an active music educator and freelance musician in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. He was a band director at Cockrill Middle School in McKinney, Texas and maintained a private studio of more than 50 students. As a trombonist he has performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Houston Symphony Orchestra, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, United States Coast Guard Band, and was a member of the Lone Star Wind Orchestra (Dallas) for four seasons. In 2016 he was a featured soloist at the 70th Midwest Clinic, performing Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Flight of the Bumblebee.”

Besides music, he enjoys spending time with his family, visiting museums and hiking national parks.