Rojay Moore, Director of Bands

Rojay Moore began his music teaching career in 2005 upon graduating from The University of New Orleans, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Jazz Studies and Jazz Performance. As a senior in high school, he was faced with the decision either to attend Jackson State University or the University of New Orleans, both of which he received a full paid scholarship offer.

During his time at the University of New Orleans, he studied under world-renowned jazz musician and educator, Mr. Ellis Marsalis. He also studied jazz trombone with Delfeayo Marsalis, the younger brother of acclaimed jazz artist Wynton Marsalis. He studied classically on trombone with the trombonist of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Mr. Steve Suter. Mr. Moore later received his Masters of Secondary Education from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

In 2015, Mr. Moore also founded and started his own non-profits organization called “RockTown Community Performing Arts”, which places an emphasis on jazz studies and performance while also offering marching and pep band ensembles. He has invited world-renown jazz artists such as jazz trombonists Wycliffe Gordon and Ronald Westray, jazz trumpeter Marcus Printup and others as the ensemble’s guest musicians for concerts.

Aside from music education, Mr. Moore mentors his own male youth organization called “Serious Young Brothers” as well as his teen organization called “TeenU.” He is the author of 7 published books, the last of which is titled “Man Structure.” His books can be found at all major bookstores and online bookselling sites, such as Amazon, Books-A-Million and Barnes & Noble.

Some of the major recognitions Mr. Moore has received as an educator has been Classified Employee of the Year in 2007 and Teacher of the Year in 2015 in the North Little Rock School District as well as Teacher of the Year in 2020 in the Little Rock School District. In his spare time he enjoys attending athletic events, eating out, traveling, listening to music, filmography and video editing for online social media content.