Kirt N. Mosier

Kirt N. Mosier is currently in his twenty second year of teaching. Mr. Mosier is presently teaching for the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District. He is the director of orchestras at Lee’s Summit West High School. Prior to his teaching position with the R-7 school district, Mr. Mosier taught for the Raytown C-2 School District. During his nine years of teaching for the Raytown C-2 district, Mr. Mosier was the director of orchestras at Raytown South High School, and at Raytown South Middle School. Mr. Mosier has been an adjunct professor for Baker University where he taught music history. Mr. Mosier is currently an adjunct professor for the University of Missouri at Kansas City where he teaches arranging for music education and masters degree candidates. Mr. Mosier holds a BME degree from the University of Missouri at Kansas City, as well as a Masters of Music in composition from the same institution. During his teaching career, Mr. Mosier’s groups have consistently received the highest honor ratings, and have performed throughout the United States. In 1993, Mr. Mosier’s Orchestra won the outstanding performing group at a national festival in San Antonio, Texas. During his tenure at Raytown South High School, the orchestra’s string section grew from thirteen to one hundred and five members. Mr. Mosier is an active clinician and adjudicator throughout the Midwest and southern regions of the United States. Mr. Mosier is also a composer and has had works featured at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic. In 1993, Mr. Mosier’s piece Baltic Dance won the National School Orchestra Association Composition Contest. That same year, Mr. Mosier was commissioned by the Missouri chapter of ASTA to write the All-State Orchestra piece, Revelation. Mr. Mosier has held the office of Orchestra Vice President for the Kansas City Metro District No. 3 of the Missouri Music Educators Association and has been the Missouri state representative for the National School Orchestra Association. In 1995, Mr. Mosier was the Missouri state coordinator for the National High School Honors Orchestra which performed at the 1996 MENC convention. Mr. Mosier has several published works for orchestra, and most recently has written the 2004 commissioned work, Out Of Adullam for the Missouri All State Orchestra. His piece American Reel won the 2004 Merle J. Isaac composition contest.Currently, Mr. Mosier is directing the Digital Media Technology Center of Excellence for the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District. Students from multiple school districts enroll at the center to learn how to produce music and video for today’s media market. His students at the academy won first place in the Association for Career and Technical Education’s national public service announcement competition. Mr. Mosier is the director of orchestras at Lee’s Summit West High School in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Mr. Mosier was named the 2007-2008 outstanding music educator for the state of Missouri by the National Federation of State High School Associations. Mr. Mosier was also listed by School Band and Orchestra magazine as one of 50 directors in the United States who make a difference. Mr. Mosier is the 2009 Teacher of the Year for the Lee’s Summit School District. He is also the worship director at Deerbrook Covenant Church in Lee’s Summit.

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