Ashton Moore
1-2-13 Kyomachi, Minowa Homes 5 #401
Kawasakishi, Kawasakiku, Kanagawaken, Japan
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Education and Musical Training
Master’s in Jazz Studies May 2008 Michigan State University
Bachelor of Arts and Letters May 2005 Michigan State University
Studied with Sunny Wilkinson, Professor of Jazz Voice at Michigan State University,
Fall 2001 to 2008
Studied with Rod Nelman, Professor of Classical Voice at Michigan State University, Spring 2008

Master Classes
Kurt Elling, October 2010
Dianne Reeves, February and June 2008
Christian McBride June 2008
Manhattan Transfer June 2008
Vanessa Ruben, February 2005
Jon Hendricks, March 2003
Mark Murphy, November 2001

Honors, Awards, and Scholarships
Full Assistantship for Graduate Studies at Michigan State University, 2006
Full Scholarship for Vocal Performance to Michigan State University, 2001
Excellence In Diversity Award for “The Right Thing” recording from M.S.U. Office of Inclusion, 2008
Michigan State University Black Alumni Scholarship Recipient, 2007

Concert Experience
Thelonious Monk Institute Vocals Competition, 2010
Chorus Member for Ken Hirai, May-August 2010
Vocalist with the Christian McBride Big Band, Summer 2008
Soloist with MSU Big Band 1 Fall 2001- Spring 2007
Soloist for two concerts of Marvin Gaye’s ‘What’s Goin’ On Suite’ at Dizzy’s Coca Cola Club in Frederick Rose Hall, January 2005
Guest Soloist at the Detroit Symphony Hall with Rodney Whitaker, Cyrus Chestnut, and Antonio Hart, December 2004
Featured soloist with Jon Hendricks at The Wharton Center at MSU, March 2003

Daegu Jazz Festival, Korea, 2011
Taichung Jazz Festival, Taiwan, 2010
Jazz Aspen Snowmass Academy Summer 2008
Detroit International Jazz Festival Summer 2007 and 2008
East Lansing Summer Solstice Jazz Festival Summer 2004, 2005, and 2007
Lansing Blues Fest Summer 2007

Featured soloist for the Barack Obama Presidential campaign rally at Michigan State University, October 2008
Taught a vocal master class at Kei Myung University, August, 2011
Recorded with Ken Hirai, March 2010
Voice Instructor, Marshall Music Co., May 2006 to October 2008
Vocal Music Instructor, Arts League Michigan for Detroit area youth; 2004, to May 2006
Tenor Section Leader/Lead vocalist and Teen Choir Instructor for St. Stephen’s Community Church, January 2005 to July 2007
Tenor Intern for Delta Presbyterian Church, August 2007 to October 2008