This section includes various articles and teaching tools Dr. Moore has used in lectures, trainings, and workshops. You will find:

*Dr. Moore’s 21 Tips for creating a successful festival experience for you and your students

*Ideas and suggestions for developing musically literate students…WHILE developing and maintaining a competitive, high-quality music program (yes, you can have both!).

*A how-to guide for incorporating American Idol-type text voting into your marching show.

*A step-by-step guide for practicing and “owning” your score.

*And more!

These resources are available to you for FREE, a gift from us at Beyond the Notes, Inc. to you.

So take your time, browse, download, and enjoy!

Do you prefer learning through video? Then click here to visit Dr. Moore's YouTube channel.

Conducting for Inspired Musicianship

Steven was published in the July 2009 edition of the Choral Director magazine. His article, “Conducting for Inspired Musicianship” gives you dozens of tips, ideas, and suggestions for conducting your most musical ensemble yet.

Click here to download the article: Conducting for Inspired Musicianship

Creating an Inspired Musical Experience: 21 Tips for Success at Festival

Steven was recently published in SBO magazine (! His “21 Tips for an Inspired Musical Experience” will make the festival experience outstanding for your students.

Divided into “Stage Presence,” “Literature Selection and Performance,” and “Education and Ethical Issues,” these tips will make the festival experience one your students will always remember.

Click here to download the article: Creating an Inspired Musical Experience

Music Literacy Articles

High school bands, orchestras, choirs, and other musical ensembles continue to be performance-oriented. We have all felt performance pressure and understand how rehearsals can be impacted. Of course, we all have a goal to develop outstanding musicians. These articles summarize concepts and strategies for creating musically literate students while maintaining high quality performing ensembles.

Click here to download the article about Band: Music Literacy in the Modern Band 

Click here to download the article about literacy for all: Music Literacy for All

Conducting Clinic: Supplemental Materials

The following documents were handouts created for various conducting clinics given by Dr. J. Steven Moore. Although originally intended to highlight and enhance his presentations, they also stand alone as educational tools. Click on any of the following titles to download the document.

The Expressive Conductor

Name That Note Lessons

Lincolnshire Posy--Conducting Clinic Copy

How to Play Expressively BONUS

Conductor Comments on O Magnum Mysterium

Phrasing Analysis of O Magnum Mysterium, Part I

Phrasing Analysis of O Magnum Mysterium, Part II

Performer Information for O Magnum Mysterium

Note Grouping for O Magnum Mysterium