Corporate Sponsorship

The Piedmont Triad Jazz Orchestra is thrilled to announce a corporate sponsor partnership with Moore Music Company! Together, the PTJO, along with the assistance of Moore Music Company, will continue to provide our community with world-class jazz music programming and music education outreach initiatives. 

Moore Music Company is central NC’s largest, and oldest, locally owned music store located in downtown Greensboro.  Founded in 1939, the store today is a full service music store offering band and orchestra instruments for sale, rent to own and lease, accessories, lessons, repairs and print music.  It also sells guitars, ukuleles, pianos and organs.  

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In late February, 2017, Al and Patti Stephens became the fifth owner in the store’s 78 year history. Residents of the Greensboro area for 37 years, the Stephens have two daughters and two grandchildren. Music runs in the family. Al, an EMF alum (both as a student and employee) has a BFA in Oboe Performance and minored in piano and conducting. Locally he has conducted the Greensboro Philharmonia and numerous musical theater productions including CTG’s Wizard of Oz. Patti studied piano and voice while in college and has sung in several church choirs in the area. Their oldest daughter, Liz, studied music education (sax) at ECU before graduating from UNCG with degrees in History and Psychology. Natalie has an undergraduate degree from Elon in Musical Theater and MM in Voice fron SIU.    

Purchasing Moore Music Company gives Al and Patti the opportunity to combine their years of working in B2B sales and retail with their passion for music and music education. Their mission for Moore Music Company is to be the catalyst and advocate for music education and accessibility regardless of one’s age. 

Members of the PTJO individually and collectively support Moore Music Company, and we urge you to please do the same. Thank you, Al and Patti, for your generosity, as well as for your trust and confidence in our fine band.