Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: Borough of Manhattan Community College
Location: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Joyce Solomon Moorman, EdD, Professor Emeritus at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in music and higher education.
Driven by her passion for music, Dr. Moorman most recently excelled with the Borough of Manhattan Community College from 1988 until obtaining her emeritus status in 2018. Serving the college as an assistant professor, associate professor and professor of music throughout her tenure, she also previously flourished in academic roles with LaGuardia Community College, the New York City College of Technology, the Preparatory Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College, Five Towns College, Saint John’s University and Saint Joseph’s College. Earlier in her career, she worked as a teacher at such learning institutions as the Henry Street Settlement School, the Brooklyn Music School, the Lefferts Gardens Music School and the Harlem School of the Arts, among myriad others. Dr. Moorman began her career in 1972 as an instructor at Knoxville College.
Drawing upon a Bachelor of Arts from Vassar College and a Master of Arts in Teaching in piano from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Dr. Moorman also earned a Master of Fine Arts in music composition from Sarah Lawrence College and a Doctor of Education in music from Columbia University. A renowned musician, her compositions have been performed across the globe, including by the North/South Consonance Chamber Orchestra, the Richmond County Orchestra, the Afro-American Chamber Music Society Orchestra, the VMM International Festival of New Music for Chorus and Orchestra, and the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra.
As a testament to her impressive legacy, Dr. Moorman was presented with a special commendation for her opera “Elegies for the Fallen” from the Nancy Van de Vate International Opera Competition for Women Composers in 2004. Additionally, she was honored with a Performance Award from the Andy Warhol Composition Competition in 2000, an Honorable Mention Award from the Women of Color Competition and the International Alliance for Women in Music in 2000, as well as several ASCAP Standards Panel Annual Awards between 1990 and 2006. Furthermore, she has received numerous grants, including the PSC-CUNY Grant in 2008, 2016 and 2017, and the Faculty Publications Grant from the Borough of Manhattan Community College in 2011 and 2015. Moreover, Dr. Moorman has maintained her affiliation with the American Composers Forum, the Center for Black Music Research, and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.
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