Percussion

Greg Secor

 Greg SecorGreg Secor is on the faculty of Grand Valley State University where he directs the percussion program and teaches courses in music literature. He is a member of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra and frequently performs with the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra. He is a founding member of the award winning Opus 21 Music Without Boundaries Ensemble. This group performs works for duo percussion as well as premiering ensemble compositions ranging from jazz, classical, rock and world music, with recent performances at Carnegie Hall and the Library of Congress.

Greg is half of the Coalescence Percussion Duo, who have performed together for over fifteen years in a variety of settings ranging from the symphony hall to mixed instrument and percussion chamber ensembles. He is also active as a steelpan performer with the Michigan-based group Pangea as well as directing The Grand Valley State University Steelband.

As a soloist, Secor has commissioned and premiered several works for solo percussion including works by Rupert Kettle, Pieter Snapper and Christopher Deane whose “A Robe of Orange Flame” was premiered at the 2005 Percussive Arts Society’s PASIC “Focus Day.” He has also performed at the 2001, 2006 and 2008 PASICs.

He also performed and recorded with the GVSU New Music Ensemble on their acclaimed Steve Reich “Music for 18 Musicians” and Terry Riley’s “In C Remixed” recordings on Innova.

www.gregsecor.com

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