Kathleen Hopper, originally from Louisville, KY, holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music with a minor in Art History from Murray State University (Murray, KY), a Master of Music from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and the Doctorate of Musical Arts with a cognate in Brass Literature and Pedagogy from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
She has performed extensively with numerous professional and community organizations in orchestral, chamber, solo, and musical theatre settings. Her professional affiliations include Sigma Alpha Iota, Pi Kappa Lambda, the International Horn Society, and the College Music Society.
In her more than twenty years of teaching, she has taught a wide range of ages, experience, and abilities including special needs students. Some of Ms. Hopper’s teaching experiences include Horn Instructor at Elon University (Elon, NC) and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (Greensboro, NC) Summer Music Camp where she taught applied horn and horn ensemble. In addition to Moore Music Teaching Studios she also teaches applied horn at Wesleyan Christian Academy Teaching Studios (High Point, NC).
Dorian Parreott, II has a vast amount of experience as an instrumental performer, educator, conductor, clinician, and chamber music coach. Dorian holds a BA in Performance & Education from The College of New Jersey and a Masters in Educational Administration from Phoenix University. Dorian retired after 29 years as a New Jersey public school instrumental music teacher. His musical journey, however, did not stop in the classroom.
Dorian demonstrated his abilities through his continuing performances on many instruments in various genres such as Jazz, Dixieland, through active participation in Broadway pit orchestras, Classical, and solo performances. Although his major instrument is tuba, he actively performs with rock artist Glen Burnik (of STYX) on bass trombone, baritone saxophone, and trumpet as well as works as an arranger for the New Jersey Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies. Along with famed rockers, Dorian has toured European and India Jazz Festivals, recorded, or shared the stage with jazz legends such as James Spaulding, Henry Threadgill & Very Very Circus, Howard Johnson’s Gravity, Peter Erskine, David Murray, Taj Mahal, and many more. He even participated in a command performance for the King of Morocco.
Working with Moore Music and Guilford County Summer Arts Institute, in July Dorian initiated a successful Summer Jazz Workshop. Dorian has a wide-ranging ability to teach and play many band instruments and he can give your child a great head start or bring them to that advanced level of audition readiness.
Gavin Tranter, a native of the San Francisco Bay area in California, has a BM in Trumpet Performance as well as a BS in Mathematics from the University of Puget Sound, located in Tacoma, WA. In May 2018 Gavin completed his MM in Trumpet Performance at UNC-Greensboro, under Mark Clodfelter. During his time at UNCG, Gavin served as principal trumpet in both the University Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble, as well as with the contemporary music ensemble Present~Continuous and a wide variety of brass chamber ensembles.
Gavin has worked and received lessons from prominent trumpeters such as Julian Kaplan, Vince deMartino, James Thompson, Peter Bond, and Jens Lindemann. In addition to his service as a trumpet instructor at UNC-G, the Greensboro Academy, Southeastern Guilford Middle School, and Moore Music, Gavin has also performed with a range of groups in the Triad, including High Point University’s Department of Music, High Point Theater, the Greensboro Choral Society, and Wake Forest University’s Department of Music.