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Dr. Gregory X. Whitmore

Conductor, 2024 Middle School Honors Junior Band (Ambassador Auditorium); 2023 Middle School Honors Junior Band (Carnegie Hall); 2022 High School Honors Band (Musikverein)

Gregory X. Whitmore is Conductor of the University Symphonic Winds at California State University Fullerton (CSUF). Dr. Whitmore is an Assistant Professor of Instrumental Music Education and serves as Area Coordinator of the CSUF Music Education Department. Dr. Whitmore is also in his 10th season as Music Director of the Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble, one of only a handful of youth wind ensembles connected to a group one professional symphony orchestra (Pacific Symphony) in the United States. His previous appointments include tenure as Director of Bands at Irvine Valley College (Irvine, CA), Mt. San Antonio College (Walnut, CA), and College of the Desert (Palm Desert, CA). He also spent 13 years as Director of Bands at Cathedral City High School (Cathedral City, CA).

A proud Midwesterner and native of Ann Arbor, Michigan; Dr. Whitmore earned his bachelor’s degree in instrumental music education from The University of Michigan School of Music, Theater and Dance. Dr. Whitmore performed in the University of Michigan Symphony and Concert Bands; and led the University of Michigan Marching Band as “Michigan’s Man Up Front” - Drum Major - from 1999 to 2001 – becoming the second Black Drum Major in the history of the University of Michigan. He received his master's degree in music with an emphasis in wind conducting from California State University Fullerton. He also holds a master’s degree, and a doctorate in music and music education from Columbia University (Teachers College).

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