He holds a B.A. degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, an M.A. from the Eastman School of Music, and a Ph.D. in music composition from the University of Southern California, where his instructors included Leon Kirchner and Ingolf Dahl.
He has taught at Mills College, Yale University (1960-1968), and the University of Maryland, College Park (since 1969). His notable students include Jeffrey Mumford, Greg Steinke, Frances White, Cheryl Seltzer, Anthony Villa, Liviu Marinescu, and Susan Cohn Lackman.
Moss has composed operatic, instrumental, and electronic music. His music is published by Theodore Presser, Association for the Promotion of New Music (A.P.N.M.), McGinnis & Marx, Alfred Publishing Co., Roncorp Inc., Northeastern Music Programs, and Seesaw Music Corp.
He lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.
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