In this interview, Janice will chat to Greg about the secrets to getting children to sing and retain songs, especially the older children!
Greg Gilpin began piano lessons at age four and while continuing his music study in piano, trumpet, French horn, and voice, he became an accomplished accompanist for choirs in school and his family’s church. By the time he entered college he had developed a strong knowledge of choral music and had directed a church choir for over four years. His first choral works were published while a senior at Northwest Missouri State University, where he received his degree in Vocal Music Education. After graduation, he moved to Indianapolis, Indiana, where he now resides.
Since 1986, Mr. Gilpin’s career has been and continues to be musically diverse. In addition to his work in music education, he continues his work as a studio musician working in the recording industry in Indianapolis. Today he is a well-known ASCAP award-winning choral composer and arranger with hundreds of publications to his credit and is a highly respected choral conductor conducting throughout the country and internationally including the respected and historic venues of Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center.
He is currently Director of Educational Choral Publications for Shawnee Press and is a member of ACDA, NAfME, SAG-AFTRA, and is a Life Loyal Member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.