Music, Theatre, Dance Faculty & Staff
Greg Secor is currently an instructor at Grand Valley
State University where he directs the Percussion Ensembles and
Steelband and teaches Applied. Secor is a member of the percussion
section of the Kalamazoo Symphony and performs regularly with the
Grand Rapids Symphony. He is active as a steeldrum performer with the
Grand Rapids-based Pangea Steelband. He has performed at the
Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) in Nashville
Tennessee, Columbus, Ohio, and Austin Texas. Secor was a member of the
award winning Opus 21: Music without Boundaries Ensemble performing
works for duo percussion and premiering ensemble compositions ranging
from jazz, classical, and rock to world music. Secor also keeps an
active chamber music schedule with Ensemble Montage, The Saugatuck
Chamber Music Festival, and The Michigan Festival of Sacred Music.
Secor is a member of the Coalescence Percussion Duo with a recent residency at The National School of Music in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Coalescence released their latest CD Alternations which includes commissioned works by Bill Ryan, C Curtis-Smith, Joel Harrison, Michael Daugherty and Christopher Deane. He has commissioned and premiered several works for solo percussion including works by Rupert Kettle, Pieter Snapper, Christopher Deane and Joel Harrison. He also performed and recorded with the GVSU New Music Ensemble on their acclaimed Reich: Music for 18 Musicians and Riley: In C Remixed recordings on Innova.