Christopher Moore

Christopher Moore currently serves as Director of Athletic Bands and Coordinator of Percussion Studies at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia.

He previously served as Assistant Director and Staff Arranger of the Atlanta Olympic Band and Director of Instrumental Music at Marist School in Atlanta, Georgia. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Jacksonville State University and a Master of Music degree from East Carolina University.

Mr. Moore is an active freelance performer, clinician, arranger, composer and film scorer. In 1999 he served as percussion consultant to Wynton Marsalis on three large works for the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic. Mr. Moore is also coordinator of the Falcons Drumline for the Atlanta Falcons Football Team. He is a member of MENC, Phi Mu Alpha, IAJE and the Percussive Arts Society.

Christopher Moore
Director of Athletic Bands

Coordinator of Percussion Studies

840 McMillan Street
Atlanta, GA USA 30332-0456
chris.moore@music.gatech.edu
TEL: 404.894.8977 FAX: 404.894.9952


Benjamin J. Diden

Benjamin J. Diden is Associate Director of Athletic Bands and Assistant Director of Bands at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He also serves as conductor of the Symphonic Band. His duties include Music Theory, Applied Clarinet instruction and he serves as the Faculty Sponsor of the Epsilon Theta chapter of Tau Beta Sigma. He is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Wind Conducting at the University of South Carolina. Mr. Diden received the Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree and the Master of Music in Instrumental Conducting degree from the University of Tennessee.  His primary conducting teachers include Dr. Gary Sousa and Professor James Copenhaver.

Mr. Diden served as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for the Pride of the Southland Marching Band at UT and the Mighty Sound of the Southeast Marching Band at USC, where he worked extensively with the entire band program of each university. As a graduate assistant and member of the UT Wind Ensemble, he performed at Carnegie Hall in 2003 as part of the New York Wind Band Festival. Mr. Diden has served as a conductor and clinician throughout the southeast, including guest conductor of the USC Symphonic Band performance at the 2008 North American Saxophone Alliance conference. He also taught for several years in the public schools of Tennessee. Mr. Diden is a member of MENC, the College Band Directors National Association, the National Band Association and an honorary member of Tau Beta Sigma and Kappa Kappa Psi.

Benjamin Diden
Associate Director of Athletic Bands

Assistant Director of Bands

840 McMillan Street
Atlanta, GA USA 30332-0456
benjamin.diden@music.gatech.edu
TEL: 404.894.8951 FAX: 404-894-9952


Chip Crotts

Dr. Chip Crotts serves as Director of Jazz Studies and Assistant Director of Bands at the Georgia Institute of Technology. A GRAMMY nominated artist, Crotts has performed and recorded for the Disney Company in Europe and the United States, and maintains an active career as a first call musician for national touring shows and orchestral dates throughout the United States. Chip has toured and worked with numerous international artists and ensembles, including Jamie Cullum, Boston Brass, The Manhattan Transfer, Ray Charles, Rhythm and Brass, Natalie Cole, The O’Jay’s, Joan Rivers, Frankie Valli, The Temptations and Maynard Ferguson, among others. Equally at home as a classical performer, Chip has presented numerous university recitals and masterclasses and has performed with the orchestras of North Carolina, Alabama, Huntsville, Charleston, Macon, Austin, Tuscaloosa, Altoona, Abilene, and Chattanooga, among others. He can also be heard on the SeaBreeze Jazz label, with groups such as the Bob Meyer Concept Orchestra and Third Coast Jazz Orchestra, as well as on the Grammy nominated “Celebration of Life” with Little Joe Y La Famiglia. Additional recordings include performances with the University of Texas Wind Ensemble, University of Texas Jazz Orchestra, Penn State Centre Dimensions and East Carolina Jazz Ensemble “A”. Dr. Crotts has also been a featured soloist in some of the world’s premier musical venues, including Birdland, Blues Alley, Blue Note, Le Duc des Lombards (Paris, France), the Hollywood Bowl and Carnegie Hall.

As an educator, Dr. Crotts served as a past Director of the Alabama All-State Jazz Ensemble and presents clinics nationally on Brass Pedagogy, Jazz Pedagogy, Breathing for Wind Players and Versatility in Performance. Highly involved in the marching arts, Crotts has served as a brass instructor with Spirit of Atlanta, Phantom Regiment, The Blue Devils, The Cavaliers and is presently Brass Caption Manager for the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps. Chip is very active as a clinician and adjudicator and has served in this capacity with organizations such as Bands of America, Drum Corps International, Drum Corps Japan, DCI Taiwan Marching Academy, Winter Guard International and numerous state and national music educator associations. Currently, Dr. Crotts serves as Vice-President of the Georgia Association of Jazz Educators, as well as being a member of NAfME, the American Federation of Musicians, the Jazz Education Network and The International Trumpet Guild. He is a past fellowship recipient from the Aspen Music Festival and Music at the Banff Centre (Canada), as well as a grant recipient from the National Endowment for the Arts, Georgia Tech Foundation, and recent selection as a Georgia Tech “Class of 1969 Teaching Fellow”.

Dr. Crotts received his undergraduate degree in Music Business from East Carolina University, a Master of Music in Orchestral Performance from Penn State University, as well as the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Trumpet Performance with a Jazz Emphasis from the University of Texas at Austin. His primary teachers include Ray Sasaki, Ray Crisara, John Daniel and Tom Huener, including additional studies with Boyde Hood and Roger Ingram.

Previously, Chip served on the faculties of Samford University, Jacksonville State University and The University of Texas at Austin.

A Yamaha Performing Artist and Clinician, Chip resides in Acworth, GA with his wife Kelly and daughter Abigail.

June 2013 Crotts Article    Crotts – Inside Out for June 2016 Journal     Inside Out Clinic – Crotts

2016229 Feeling Blue       A Little Jazz – Concert Program        Georgia Tech Bands Concert

Great American Songbook      GT Jazz Combos April 22nd        GT Jazz Combos

Jazz Concert Big Band Fever   Jazz Concert- Benny Carter       Music of Radiohead – GT Jazz

WGI Winds World Championships 2015          BOA Grand National Championships 2015

DCJ All Japan Championships 2015               BOA Grand National Championships 2014

BOA St. Louis Super Regional 2014               BOA San Antonio Super Regional 2014

Westlake Jazz Festival 2015                            GT Jazz Ensemble – Jen Conference 2013

Boston Brass All-Stars – Charleston SC, 2011

Chattanooga Symphony – Home for the Holidays 2012

Chattanooga Symphony – Matrix Show 2013  Chattanooga Symphony – Verdi Requiem 2013

UIL Texas State Marching Band Contest 2013  UIL Texas State Marching Band Contest 2014

South Carolina Lower State Band Championships 2013   Motown The Musical National Tour 2015

Sound of Music National Tour 2016   Joe Gransden Big Band – Blue Note , NY 2015

Bank of America Youth Jazz Band Competition 2015

Chip Crotts
Assistant Director of Bands
Director of Jazz Studies

840 McMillan Street
chip.crotts@music.gatech.edu
Atlanta, GA USA 30332-0456
TEL: 404.894.8974 FAX: 404-894-9952

 


Chaowen Ting

Winner of the 2009 International Conductors’ Workshop and Competition in Macon, Dr. Chaowen Ting is Director of Orchestral Studies and and Assistant Director of Bands at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She serves as conductor of the Georgia Tech Symphony Orchestra (GTSO), Chamber Strings, and Concert Band. Ting also supervises the chamber music program.

For further information, please visit her official website:

https://chaowenting.com/

 

Chaowen Ting
Director of Orchestral Studies
Assistant Director of Bands

840 McMillan Street
Atlanta, GA USA 30332-0456
cting@gatech.edu