Chris Greco

American award-winning composer, classical / jazz woodwind performer, and associate professor of music Christopher Greco has followed a path in music of discovery and accumulation. He composes and performs a broad and diverse range of classical chamber, concert hall, and jazz music. He draws from the music traditions of the past and the present within the worlds of the classical repertoire, twentieth century music, jazz, non-western, and popular music. His studies as a classical saxophonist (D.M.A. performance), composer (M.A. composition), and woodwind multi-instrumentalist (clarinetist, flutist) were completed in his hometown of Los Angeles. Dr. Greco is an award-winning composer in the categories of concert music, and jazz music. His compositions and performances have been endorsed in the U.S. and internationally: “multi-talented artist,” “a versatile innovative musician,” “highly recommended,” “supreme multi-instrumentalist,” “exhilarating.” “luxuriant,” “extremely impressive playing,” “thought provoking,” “boundless inspiration,” “virtuoso saxophonist,” “impeccable performance,” “beautiful.” He studied saxophone and clarinet with Douglas Masek (Vincent Abato, Robert Marcellus, Donald Sinta), William Calkins (Cecil Leeson), William Green (Mitchell Lurie), and Dominic Mumolo; flute with Gretel Shanley, and Diane Allen Craig; oboe with William Green; composition with Aurelio de la Vega (Ernst Toch) and John Kennedy; and music theory with Aurelio de la Vega, and Daniel Kessner (Henri Lazarof). Dr. Greco served on the music faculty at Pepperdine University, University of Maryland, UCLA, and Wor-Wic Community College teaching music theory, applied woodwinds (flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone), composition, music history, woodwind methods, string methods, music fundamentals, and improvisation. He joined the Benedictine College music faculty in 2008 where currently he is the coordinator of the music theory undergraduate sequence, applied studio woodwind specialist, coordinator of the composition degree, and professor of chamber ensembles (wind and mixed).

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