Dr. Gregory X. Whitmore
Conductor - Educator
F E A T U R E D R E V I E W S
"I also wanted to take this time to thank you for your endless support on my journey to the teaching profession. I really enjoyed learning about your insight and knowledge in all of your classes. Your passion and enthusiasm especially in the Zoom setting kept me going in even the hardest of times. I can’t thank you enough."
CSUF Music Education Alumna Nicole Hua
Referring to her experiences in Dr. Whitmore's Music Education Courses @ CSU Fullerton (June 30th, 2022)
E V E N T S
August 1st, 2022 - Worldstrides Honors Performance Series Band
Austria, Vienna - Musikverein
"Of Our Time"
The Music of Biendenbender, Brahms, Dunton, Holst, Markowski, and Thomas.
"I really had a great time with the group today. I’d just like to say Dr. Whitmore, you are an amazing educator. I was honored to get to see the way that you taught and guided the ensemble, and I was very impressed with how detailed you were. Everything you noticed and pointed out about the piece was spot on, and it felt great to have someone like yourself really dig into it ."
Composer Kelijah Dunton
Referring To The SCSBOA "All Southern" Honor Band's Performance of "Stillwater" (March 13th, 2020)
"Thank you again, Dr. Gregory X. Whitmore, for such a moving performance of Brooklyn Air last Saturday. You really do make remarkable, nuanced magic out of this piece."
Composer Michael Markowski
Referring To The Mt. SAC High School Honor Band's
Performance of "Brooklyn Air" (February 10, 2018).
"WOW!!! What a truly fantastic performance of the work! In fact, this is the finest performance by a high school level group of "Carnival". Congratulations to you and the students. I loved the tempo and energy. Plus your conducting was amazing. Thank you so much for sharing this with me. Bravo to you and the fine ensemble!."
Composer Paul D. Basler
Regarding The July, 2017 Performance Of His Composition, "Carnival" By The Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble At The Vienna Konzertahus (Vienna, Austria).
..."Next we had a clinic with Dr. Gregory X. Whitmore. Any of you in the LA area, or any who might travel there, I highly recommend Dr. Whitmore as a clinician. His highly positive, musical approach was most impressive. My kids (and I) had a great time and learned more about what it takes to be not only a player, but a musician."
Worthington Kilbourne High School
Director of Bands, Mr. Don Nathan
Referring To A Clinic With WKHS Bands
Conducted By Dr. Whitmore (March 26, 2018)
"...This Performance Was One Of The Best Premiere's Of One Of My Compositions".
Composer Narong Prangcharoen
Referring To The Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble Premiere of, "The Sea" (May, 2015)
Conducted By Dr. Gregory X. Whitmore
"Maestro Whitmore warms up the Cathedral City musicians. Then they began to play and music lived as it was meant to live. Rich, precise canopies of colorful sounds and feelings were voluptuously and elegantly projected flowing over the audience like the sea. Those who heard their 20 minutes of three selections will not soon forget the tempos, the power and the precise control of this band."
White Plains (New York) Citizen Reporter
Reviewing Concert of The Cathedral City Symphony Band
October 9th, 2022
California State University Fullerton Symphonic Winds & Wind Symphony.
Meng Concert Hall - Fullerton, CA. - 3:00 PM.
"Traditions - New & Old"
The Music of Bach, Reed, Rodrigo, Shostakovich, and Tian.
November 21st, 2022
Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble
Henry and Reneé Segerstrom Concert Hall - Costa Mesa, CA. - 7:00 PM.
The Music of Grant, Holst, Reeves, Maslanka, and Sousa.
N E W S & ANNOUCEMENTS
Dr. Whitmore has been invited to be the Conductor of the Worldstrides Honors Performance Series Band. The Worldstrides Honors Band performance will take place August 1st, 2022 at the Musikverein in Vienna, Austria.
Dr. Whitmore was interviewed for an article discussing the importance of the Arts for National Arts and Humanities Month. The article will be published this Fall.
Dr. Whitmore Leads The Irvine Unified School District Band Spectacular (October, 2019)
Dr. Whitmore With Composer Jules Pegram, Pacific Symphony Maestro Carl St. Clair, and Saxophonist Dr. Andrew Harrison.
Dr. Whitmore With Dr. Olga Hubard, Dr. Randall Alsup, Dr. Kelly Parkes, and Dr. Hal Abeles
Dr. Whitmore Presenting Research at the International Society of Music Education (ISME) 2017 World Conference in Bakú, Azerbaijan.
Dr. Whitmore Leads the Mt. San Antonio Wind Ensemble at Chicago Symphony Hall - March, 2016.