Eric Moore, a native of Falls Church, Va., retired from the United States Navy Band in 2013, having served as its Principal horn player from 2001 to 2011. Eric earned both a Bachelor of Music Education and a Bachelor of Arts in history from Boston University, graduating cum laude in both programs. He also received a Master of Music in horn performance from the University of Texas at Austin.
performer, he has regularly performed with the
National, Arlington, Maryland, Harrisburg and
Fairfax Symphonies and was a member of the
Austin Symphony, Austin Lyric Opera and Austin
Ballet Orchestras before moving to Washington,
DC. Eric currently serves as principal horn with
the Fairfax Symphony—a position he has held since 1999—and has appeared as a soloist
with the Navy Band, Fairfax Symphony and
Arlington Symphony Orchestras. An advocate for
bringing quality classical music to culturally
underserved communities, he was president of the
Falls Church Chamber Orchestra for nine years,
an ensemble which he founded in his hometown.
His former teachers include Wayne Barrington
(Chicago Symphony), Jay Wadenpfuhl (Boston
Symphony), Michael Hatfield (Indiana University), Scott Fearing (National Symphony), and Laurel Ohlson (National Symphony).
enjoys teaching and is currently pursuing his
DMA degree at the Catholic University of America
with the hope of becoming a full-time professor. He served on
the faculty at George Mason University in
Fairfax, Virginia for nine years before starting his
current degree program. He currently lives in
Falls Church, Virginia, in the house he grew up in,
with his wife, Adrienne, daughters,
Katherine and Johanna, and son Henry.