Director of Fine Arts
Rev. John Moore is no stranger to CSCA and many of you. He has been the Music Pastor for FPC for many years and he will assume the role of Director of Fine Arts for CSCA in the 2016/17 school year.
John studied trumpet at Temple University. He completed both his undergraduate and graduate degrees in trumpet at the University of Miami. While living in Philadelphia, John played assistant 1st and 3rd trumpet with the Philly Pops Orchestra, extra trumpet with the Philadelphia Orchestra, and principal trumpet with the Pottstown Symphony, and Musica Sacra Chamber Orchestra. John also was a founding member of the Westminster Brass.
John moved to Venezuela in 1982 and played principal trumpet in the National Symphony of Venezuela, Maracaibo, Venezuela, and in 1984, moved to Hollywood, Florida, where he played principal trumpet with the Miami Symphony, South Florida Symphony, Palm Beach Symphony, and the Miami City Ballet.
In 1991, John became Minister of Music at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Hollywood, Florida. After serving there for two years, he moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado, to serve as Director of Music and the Arts at Village Seven Presbyterian Church. John’s busy schedule at Village Seven still allowed him opportunity to play principal trumpet in the Pueblo Symphony and to be a member of the Denver Brass. In 1994, John answered a call from the session of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church to return as Minister of Music and full-time assistant to the pastor. He served in that capacity until 2008 and earned a Masters of Divinity degree from Knox Theological Seminary in 2006. He was called to be Minister of Music at First Presbyterian Church, Coral Springs, Florida, in 2008, where he was ordained as assistant pastor in 2013.
John is married to Jacqueline Moore, and they both are the proud parents of four girls: Kristin, Kimberly, Katherine, and Hannelore, and one boy, John Gregory. They are also proud grandparents of seven: Kaitlyn and Kaleb Quinn, Gregory, Gavin, Grayson and Gage Conde, and Annaliese Chess.
Fine Arts Staff
In the past 2014-2015 school year at CSCA, I was granted so many wonderful opportunities in the Performing Arts Department. I also was the First Place winner of the 2014 Talent Show. I was accepted into All State for the third year in a row and was placed in the Sight Reading Chorus for the second year in a row. In March, I was also adjudicated in different categories at the ACSI Choral Festival receiving 2 Superiors and 1 Excellent. Our Concert Chorus overall received a Superior at the ACSI Choral Festival and also received a Superior at the District MPA’s advancing us to States. Our wonderful director, Mrs. Monica Colón, prepared me thoroughly for these different individual events and always supported me in every competition. She also gave me many opportunities to grow as a musician by granting me many solos and the wonderful opportunity to arrange a Korean Traditional Folk Song “Arirang” with the famous hymn, “Amazing Grace” and allowing me to conduct it at my final Spring Concert.
In addition to Chorus, I had many achievements in the Drama Department as well. We began the year by starting to prepare for District Thespians. At District Thespians, I competed in two different categories, Solo Musical and Small Group Musical. I received a Superior in Solo Musical, advancing me to States and an Excellent in Small Group. At States I received a Superior for my Solo Musical.. I also directed the Middle School Play under the supervision of our wonderful Drama teacher and director, Ms. Yesenia Rodriguez. I was casted as the lead, “Millie”, in our Spring Musical, “Thoroughly Modern Millie”.
I could have never accomplished anything without Mrs. Colón, Ms. Rodriguez, and most importantly God. I used my talents that God gave me to glorify him through Chorus, Drama, and also leading worship in Chapel Band with the guidance and support from my wonderful teachers. CSCA Performing Arts really creates an environment where they will accept anyone no matter their skill or talent level. Because of this wonderful attitude, I was able to grow in music and acting to where I am today.
While at Coral Springs Christian Academy I learned so much about creating. What that means from singing to acting to drawing, I enjoyed doing all three while I was at Coral Springs Christian Academy for 7 years. I have chosen to pursue a career in Creativity, Animation at Savanna College of Art and Design. I wish to create memories and friends just like I did at here.
I was fortunate enough to participate in 9 performing arts production during my years and also qualified for nationals two years in a row my Junior and Senior year with the International Thespian Society competition with Monologue and solo musical.
What I learned from all three is the importance of storytelling. I will hold tight to that foundation that the teachers at Coral Springs Christian Academy instilled in me that I will take with me to college and beyond. I learned to always humble your self before the Lord and that he blesses people with talents and what you do with those talents is your gift back to God. Thank you to Coral Springs Christian Academy for inspiring me to create. I hope to lead the the world forward with my chosen field of Animation to make the world filled with creativity, storytelling and a Godly Worldview to keep the world moving forward.
The CSCA Fine Arts Department is grateful for the active members in our community who desire to promote the arts through participation in the program as well as provide financial support. Through your contribution you are aligning yourself with the vision of the program and promoting its continued growth and development. Please note that all monetary gifts to the Fine Arts Department are tax deductible. Simply click on the link below, and select “Fine Arts” from the drop down menu labeled “Area of Interest to Donate To”.
How do donations help the Fine Arts Department at CSCA?
Your financial support helps the Fine Arts Department purchase multiple items, such as sound equipment, stage lighting, curtains and other larger items that are not covered through the school’s budget. It is our goal to continue to provide excellent programming that is beneficial to the students and glorifies God.