Emily Moss


Dr. Emily Moss began her position as Professor of Music and Director of Bands at the University of New Mexico in August 2023, where she conducts the Wind Symphony, oversees the graduate conducting program, and teaches other courses in conducting and wind literature. Her previous position at California State University, Los Angeles (2011–2023), included conducting the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band, teaching undergraduate and graduate conducting and music education courses, and administering the instrumental music education program. She also held a similar position at the Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York.

Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Dr. Moss began her collegiate music studies at the University of Washington in Seattle, earning a Bachelor’s degree in music education. After teaching middle school band for six years in both Washington and Arizona, Dr. Moss served as a teaching assistant with the University Bands at the University of Northern Colorado, earning 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 Hanson.

As a conductor and clinician, Dr. Moss is in high demand across North America and regularly gives band clinics at middle and high schools in her local area and beyond. Her style of teaching and rehearsing shows everyone in the room her commitment to music education, specifically to the musical skills and high-level performance ability of each student with which she gets to work. She is also an accomplished bassoonist, actively performing during her degree programs in Washington and Colorado, with the Conservatory Orchestra and other ensembles at Brooklyn College, and for student and faculty recitals at Cal State LA. Dr. Moss has presented at conferences across the United States on a variety of topics and is a contributor to the esteemed Teaching Music through Performance in Band series. Her professional memberships include College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA), where she recently served as the President of the Western Division; World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE), where she serves on the Board of Directors; National Association for Music Educators (NAfME); and the National Honor Society Phi Kappa Phi.

She resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with her husband, Noah, and their two daughters, Ella and Sadie.

Emily Moss conductor

Meet the Musicians

Carmelo de los Santos
Karen McKinnon Concertmaster Chair
Sarah Tasker •••
Assistant Concertmaster
Ana María Quintero Muñoz
Joan Wang +
Heidi Deifel ++
Juliana Huestis
Barbara Rivers
Nicolle Maniaci
Barbara Scalf Morris

Rachel Jacklin •
Carol Swift •••
Julanie Lee
Jessica Retana ++
Liana Austin
Lidija Peno-Kelly
Sheila McLay
Brad Richards

Laura Chang
Kimberly Fredenburgh •••
Allegra Askew
Christine Rancier
Laura Steiner
Michael Anderson
Lisa DiCarlo
Joan Hinterbichler
Laura Campbell

Amy Huzjak
Jonathan Flaksman •••

Carla Lehmeier-Tatum
Ian Mayne-Brody
Dana Winograd
David Schepps
Lisa Collins
Elizabeth Purvis

Mark Tatum •••
Katherine Olszowka
Terry Pruitt
Marco Retana
Frank Murry

Valerie Potter
Esther Fredrickson
Jiyoun Hur ••+
Noah Livingston ••++

Esther Fredrickson

Kevin Vigneau
Amanda Talley

Melissa Peña ••+
Rebecca Ray ••++

Marianne Shifrin
Lori Lovato •••
Jeffrey Brooks

Lori Lovato

Jeffrey Brooks

Stefanie Przybylska •
Denise Turner

Peter Erb •+
Allison Tutton
Andrew Meyers
Maria Long ••••

John Marchiando
Brynn Marchiando
Sam Oatts ••

Aaron Zalkind
Byron Herrington

David Tall +
Robinson Schulze ++

Richard White

Micah Harrow •+

Jeff Cornelius
Kenneth Dean
Emily Corneliu

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Associate Principal ••
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