Myron D. "Mike" Moss, 60, of Ardmore, music program director and associate professor at Drexel University, died Monday, July 2, at Bryn Mawr Hospital after suffering a heart attack.
Mr. Moss was a scholar of concert band music by African American composers. His University of Michigan doctoral dissertation on the subject won the 2006 Fritz Thelen Prize, an international award for wind music research.
In February, he conducted the Drexel University Concert Band at the Kimmel Center, performing various works by black composers.
"Mike was a master teacher and a talented orchestra and band conductor," said Allen Sabinson, dean of Drexel's Westphal College of Media Arts and Design. "He was a charismatic man who touched the lives of many students and colleagues at Drexel."