Greg has always enjoyed a diverse yet extensive musical background. From an early age he studied and pursued trombone, piano and music composition, winning numerous accolades in all three areas. As a high school student, he appeared as a pianist on national public radio’s showcase for young classical musicians, “From the Top.” As an undergraduate student, he was a three-time finalist for the International Trombone Association’s Larry Wiehe and Marstellar competitions. His compositions and arrangements have been performed and recorded by a wide range of ensembles and individuals throughout the greater Philadelphia and Harrisburg metropolitan areas. As an academic, Greg has been researching the psychoacoustics of musical harmony since 2008. In addition to his publications, he was invited to present his findings to the conTemplum Symposium at Temple University and the Music Society at Dickinson College. Since the summer of 2015, Greg has served as a reviewer of trombone literature for the International Trombone Journal. He has served as an adjudicator for the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) and the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA).
Equally at home as both a classical and jazz musician, Greg has performed and collaborated with many internationally renowned musicians—including various present and former members of the Metropolitan Opera, Philadelphia Orchestra, San Francisco Opera Orchestra, United States Marine Band, Canadian Brass, Boston Brass, and American Studio Orchestra. He has taught various courses, lessons, and masterclasses at a variety of institutions—including Temple University and Immaculata University, and currently serves on the faculties of Dickinson College and Lebanon Valley College.
Greg earned his Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.) degree in trombone performance with a minor area in music theory from the Boyer College of Music and Dance at Temple University in Philadelphia during the spring of 2014 with his monograph dissertation entitled “Psychoacoustic Entropy Theory and Its Implications for Performance Practice.” He also earned a Master of Music (M.M.) degree in trombone performance from Temple in 2010. Prior to Temple University, Greg earned two Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degrees (one in trombone and the other in piano), and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in physics from Lebanon Valley College in Annville [PA]. While in school, his primary teachers included Matthew Vaughn, Glenn Dodson, James Erdman, Dennis Sweigart, Scott Eggert and Rodney S. Miller. In 2014 Greg released his first solo CD, “Strohman Says,” which features him performing his own works and is available on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, CD Baby, and other distributers through tgNotes, Inc.