Gregory SecorLecturer in Music
Greg Secor is director of the Hope percussion ensemble program and teaches applied percussion. He is a member of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra and frequently performs with the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra.
Secor is a member of the award winning Opus 21: Music Without Boundaries Ensemble. This group performs works for duo percussion as well as premiering ensemble compositions including jazz, classical, rock and world music.
He is a member, with Judy Moonert, of the Coalescence Percussion Duo. The duo has recent performances at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, The Players Theatre in New York, New York, and at the 5th Festival of Percussion in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Secor has commissioned and premiered several works for solo percussion including works by Rupert Kettle, Pieter Snapper and Christopher Deane, and works for Coalescence by Bill Ryan, C Curtis-Smith and others. He also performed and recorded with the GVSU New Music Ensemble on their acclaimed Terry Riley: In C Remixed, and Steve Reich: Music for 18 Musicians — chosen as one of 2007’s “top ten” CDs by The New York Times, The Washington Post and others.
Secor received his Bachelor of Music degree from Western Michigan University, studying under Judy Moonert, and his Master of Music from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music under the direction of Benjamin Toth and Al Otte.