Director

From 2011 to 2018, Greg served as the front-line music director of The Capital Chordsmen, the chorus of the Tallahassee, FL chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS). Under his artistic leadership, the chorus had achieved the highest scores for the chapter in a Sunshine District chorus competition, including two 3rd place finishes, in 2014 and 2016, and a 2nd place finish, as well as Most Improved Chorus, in 2015. In 2015, he earned the status as a Barbershop Harmony Society Certified Director, and was named Barbershopper of the Year for the Tallahassee Chapter in 2017.

Greg has been a barbershopper since 2004, first singing baritone with the Singing Miamians, under the direction of the late Gene Cokeroft, tenor of the 1961 BHS International Quartet Champions, The Suntones. As a quartet singer, recent awards include singing tenor with Headline (Sunshine District 2nd Place Quartet, 2017), On a Whim (Florida Novice Barbershop Quartet Champions, 2015), and Capital Edition (inaugural Florida Mixed Barbershop Quartet Champions, 2015).

Greg is a member of The Marcsmen, where he serves on the music team as tenor section leader. He keeps an active schedule with the Association of eXtreme Quartet Harmony Brigades, recently guest directing AXQHB Rally Choruses in Minnesota, North Carolina, and Texas, and is engaged to direct choruses at both the North Carolina and Lone Star Harmony Brigades in 2019.

Greg holds teacher certification in K-12 Music, and has previously taught several music curricula (including chorus, keyboard, guitar, orchestra, handbells/choirchimes, Orff, musical theatre and drama, music theory, and general music/music appreciation) at the elementary through high school levels, in public and private institutions, and in urban, suburban and rural locations in North and Northeast Florida. He is in demand as a baritone soloist, and has performed several composition debuts and with several ensembles, notably the Sine Nomine Singers (Valdosta, GA), the Festival Singers of Florida, the Tallahassee (FL) Community Chorus, and the Florida State University Singers at their ACDA National Conference appearance in Miami.

Greg is currently pursuing his Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting at Texas State University, studying under Dr. Joey M. Martin, Dr. Jonathan Babcock, and Dr. Craig Hella Johnson. He also serves as the Choir Director at First United Methodist Church of Lockhart, Texas. He earned the Bachelor of Music Education in Choral Music Education and the Specialized Study Certificate in Sacred Music from Florida State University. A member of BHS, ACDA, NCCO, NafME, AGO, FUMMWA, Handbell Musicians of America, and an honorary member of Phi Mu AlphaSinfonia, he maintains an active schedule as a solo/choral vocalist, guest conductor/clinician, adjudicator, and handbell musician.

 

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Mar 21 2019 - 12:00am to Mar 24 2019 - 12:00am
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