Justin Moore is an active freelance trombone player and teacher in the Philadelphia area. He previously held the position of Second Trombone with the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra in Lafayette, Louisiana and has performed with other ensembles including the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, Louisiana Sinfonietta, Curtis Symphony Orchestra, and the Atlantic Brass Band.
Outside of the orchestral realm, Justin enjoys performing in a variety of situations. Justin is the trombone player for EBE Events & Entertainment’s band, London Bridge, the Brazilian-inspired PhillyBloco, and has been a part of various recording projects throughout Philadelphia. As a part of jazz ensembles on both tenor and bass trombone, he has performed at many notable venues including the Kimmel Center’s Perelman Theater, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and Blues Alley in Washington, D.C. Additionally, Justin has performed with many theater orchestras around Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Washington D.C., Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and more.
Performance is his passion, but Justin also enjoys teaching students of all ages. As a teaching artist at “Play On, Philly!” and a faculty member at Temple University’s Music Preparatory program and the Settlement Music School, he can be found working with many children who would, otherwise, never have been introduced to music.
Justin received a Bachelor of Music degree from the Louisiana State University (LSU), where he studied with Jeannie Little, and a Master of Music degree at Temple University, where he studied with Matthew Vaughn, the associate principal trombone of the Philadelphia Orchestra.
While a student at LSU, the International Trombone Association (ITA) named the LSU Trombone Choir runner-up twice and honorable mention twice in the ITA’s Emory Remington Trombone Choir Competition. Justin also performed at the 2008 Eastern Trombone Workshop with the LSU Jazz Trombone Ensemble as the winner of the their National Jazz Ensemble Competition. The Jazz Trombone Ensemble was also named runner-up in the ITA’s 2008 Kai Winding Jazz Trombone Ensemble Competition.
Justin’s primary teachers include Matt Vaughn of the Philadelphia Orchestra, the late Dr. Milt Stevens of the National Symphony Orchestra, and Jeannie Little.