Dr. Greg Graf, 2020 TYCASC Pianist
Greg Graf is Assistant Professor and Director of Choral Activities at Del Mar College. Graf received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Maryland College Park in choral conducting. During his time at the University of Maryland, he directed the UMD Men’s Chorus. Under his preparation, they performed Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Markus Stenz. The UMD Men’s Chorus was also selected to perform at the 2016 Intercollegiate Men's Choruses National Seminar at the University of Illinois. Graf also prepared the UMD Men’s and Women’s Choruses to perform Do You Hear the People Sing, a tribute to the music of Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alan Boubil in collaboration with the National Symphony Pops Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Stephen Reineke He also served as chorus master for the UMD Spring 2014 production of Die Fledermaus. Graf has regularly performed with the National Symphony Orchestra and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra under world-renowned conductors such as Helmuth Rilling, Marin Alsop, Matthew Halls, Masaaki Suzuki, Markus Stenz, and Nathalie Stutzmann. Graf has conducted performances of Mozart’s Krönungsmesse and Requiem, Faure’s Requiem, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Britten’s Five Flower Songs, Handel’s Messiah, Rutter’s Requiem and Gloria, and Ola Gjeilo’s Sunrise Mass. He has also been guest adjudicator and clinician for numerous honor choir festivals in Missouri and Texas. His wife and three daughters live in Corpus Christi, TX.