Dr. Christopher Moore is Assistant Professor of Music History at the University of Ottawa’s School of Music.  He is a leading authority on French music from the first half of the 20th century, but his musical interests encompass the entirety of Western classical music and beyond. Dr. Moore performs periodically as a pianist and chamber musician.

Christopher Moore was born in Corner Brook, Newfoundland. It was as a student of Jean-Paul Sévilla that he received his Bachelor of Music in 1994 from the University of Ottawa. He went on to study piano in France, where he attended the Conservatoire National de Versailles and from which he was awarded two médailles d’or in piano and chamber music as well as a prix de perfectionnement. He has given recitals in France, Canada, Germany, and Malaysia. In 1999 Christopher Moore graduated with a Maîtrise en musique from L’Université de Paris IV (La Sorbonne) and completed a Diplôme d’études approfondies in musicology the following year. He began his PhD in musicology at McGill University in 2000. His dissertation, which deals with the influence of left-wing ideology on French composers during the late 1930s, was supported by a doctoral fellowships from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), the Observatoire international de la création musicale (OICM) and the Montreal-based Institute for European Studies. Dr. Moore has presented his research in Canada, the United States, Fance, and Belgium and his writings have appeared in the Canadian University Music Review, The Journal of Musicological Research, The Canadian Encyclopaedia of Music and in a collection of essays entitled Musique et modernisme en France 1900-1945. In 2006-2007 Christopher Moore was Visiting Assistant Professor at the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester. In the summer of 2007 he was one of twelve participants invited by the DAAD to attend a six-week seminar at Cornell University entitled “Operatic States: Imagining Community in Music Drama. Dr. Moore is currently Assistant Professor of Music History at the University of Ottawa’s School of Music.

Dr. Christopher Moore


Christopher Moore est professeur adjoint d’histoire de la musique à l’École de musique de l’Université d’Ottawa et une autorité de premier plan en matière de musique française de la première moitié du XXe siècle, bien que ses intérêts musicaux s’étendent à l’ensemble de la musique classique occidentale et au-delà. M. Moore se produit également de temps à autre tant comme pianiste que comme chambriste.

Né à Corner Brook (Terre-Neuve), Christopher Moore a obtenu un baccalauréat en musique de l’Université d’Ottawa en 1994, après quoi il est passé en France pour poursuivre des études de piano au Conservatoire National de Versailles, qui devait lui décerner deux médailles d’or, en piano et en musique de chambre, de même qu’un prix de perfectionnement. En 1999, il complétait à l’Université de Paris IV (Sorbonne) une maîtrise en musique, suivie, l’année d’après, d’un Diplôme d’études approfondies en musicologie. En 2000, il entreprenait des études de doctorat en musicologie à l’Université McGill. In 2006-2007, Christopher Moore a été professeur adjoint invité à l’école de musique Eastman de l’Université de Rochester.