William E. Moats


William Moats attended and graduated from Kent State University in Music Education with a major in instrumental music.  He was a member of two military bands, playing trombone and euphonium before attending and graduating from Ball State University with a Master of Arts degree in Music.  As a band and orchestra director in Ohio, he taught in the Dayton Public Schools and the Trotwood-Madison City Schools.

Mr. Moats served as choir director at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Kettering, Ohio for 15 years.  In addition to vocal choir he directed a brass ensemble, church band, folk ensemble, and handbell choir.  Serving in Lutheran churches he has directed vocal and handbell choirs in Birmingham, Alabama, and currently is directs an adult vocal choir in Mechanicsville, Virginia.  He has published handbell music  with several publishers, published band music, string orchestra music and brass chamber music.
Mr. Moats is currently semi-retired.  During his professional career he has been a member of the Music Educator’s National Conference, Ohio Music Educators Association, Handbell Musicians of  America  (AGEHR), and the American Federation of Musicians.