Dr. Lennard Moses

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Associate Professor and Chairman

Dr. Lennard V. Moses, Professor of Music, and Chairman of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at Central State University. He directs Percussion and Global Music Studies at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio and holds degrees from Ohio State University, Northern Illinois University and Central State University. At an early age he began touring with the Desperados Steel Orchestra of Trinidad and Tobago as a drummer and percussionist.  He is one of the founders and Music Consultant for Mound Street Academies Steel Band in Dayton, Ohio, which also serves as a mentorship program for student teachers in world music. His invitations include serving as speaker on TEDxDayton, adjudicator, guest artist, composer, clinician, and workshop and master class facilitator with percussion and world music ensembles and steel bands throughout the United States, Canada, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, and England. He has collaborated with the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Zoot Theatre Company and the Central State University Percussion in Global Music Ensemble as composer of the original score and title called “The Pursuit of Wind.” He received invitations to perform at the Percussive Arts Society Convention twice, the Midwest Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology Conference and at numerous schools and universities. He also collaborates in interdisciplinary learning and performance for students and teachers in-service workshops. As a composer, Moses wrote four pieces for the album No Exit, the theme music for a WHIO television special "Alex Haley: An American Hero," and arranged Dze Nyame, a Ghanaian folk song for world music ensemble and the Kettering Children's Cappella Concert Choir and Chorale. Ludwig Music Publishing Company has published several of his compositions. He has also published works in the journal Percussive Notes Research Edition. He has been interviewed for and included in the book Unheard Voices- The Rise of Steelband and Calypso in the Caribbean and North America by Myrna Nurse, PhD. His performance and research interests include the connection between African, African-American, Latin American, and Caribbean Music, as well as the thread that links music with other disciplines.