Dr. Gregory X. Whitmore

Conductor - Educator

F E A T U R E D   R E V I E W S

"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).

E V E N T S​

  April
    23,

   2022

April 23rd,  2022 - Murrieta Valley Unified School District High School Honor Band Concert

Murrieta Mesa High School - 7:00 PM.

"Of Our Time"

 The Music of Bryant, Markowski, Perrine, Shapiro, and Thomas.

  April
    24, 
   2022

April 24th, 2022

California State University Fullerton Symphonic Winds.

Meng Concert Hall - Fullerton, CA. - 3:00 PM.

 "Collaborations"

The Music of Bolcom, Cuong, Lauridsen, Montoya, and Thomas .

 May
22,  2022

May 22nd, 2022

Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble in Concert.

Henry and Reneé Segerstrom Concert Hall - Costa Mesa, CA. - 3:00 PM.

 "Of The People"

 

The Music of Balmages, Halvorsen, Mahpar, Santos, Sousa, and Whitacre. 

..."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

(April, 2007)

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N E W S & ANNOUCEMENTS

 Dr. Whitmore has been invited to be the Conductor of the Murrieta Valley Unified Schools All-District Honor Band (Murrieta, CA).  The honor band performance will take place  April 23rd, 2022 at Murrieta Mesa High School Auditorium.

Dr. Whitmore has been invited to be the Conductor of the Garden Grove Unified Schools All-District Honor Band (Garden Grove, CA).  The honor band performance will take place  April 7th, 2022 at Garden Grove High School Auditorium.

 

Dr. Whitmore has been invited to participate in a residency at the Arizona State University School of Music, Theater and Dance,  conducting the ASU Wind Symphony in performance. Rehearsals begin March 22nd,  and the performance will take place March 24th, 2022 - 7:30 PM at The Madison Center for The Arts (Phoenix, AZ).

Dr. Whitmore was invited for a two-week residency at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, where he conducted the USC Thornton Winds in rehearsals culminating in performance February 11th, 2022.

Dr. Whitmore presented a conference session entitled, "Through The Looking Glass: Music Educator Values as Interpreted Through the Student Experience" at the California Association of State Music Educator's Annual Conference (Fresno, CA). Dr. Whitmore's Session was presented Friday, February 18th, 2022.

Dr. Whitmore has been invited to be the Festival Director and Adjudicator of the Riverside County Office of Education 2022 Virtual Solo & Ensemble Festival.  The virtual festival will take place in March/April, 2022.

Dr. Whitmore was been selected as one of 10 conductors nationwide to participate in the 2021 H. Robert Reynolds Conducting Fellowship. The Reynolds Conducting Fellowship  took place during the annual Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic (December, 2021) in Chicago, Illinois. 

Dr. Whitmore had an article entitled,  "Inspired Practice - The Values of High School Band Directors" published in the October, 2021 edition of Visions of Research In Music Education.

Dr. Whitmore Leads The Irvine Unified School District Band Spectacular (October, 2019)

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Dr. Whitmore With Composer Jules Pegram, Pacific Symphony Maestro Carl St. Clair, and Saxophonist Dr. Andrew Harrison.

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Dr. Whitmore With Dr. Olga Hubard, Dr. Randall Alsup, Dr. Kelly Parkes, and Dr. Hal Abeles

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Dr. Whitmore Presenting Research at the International Society of Music Education (ISME) 2017 World Conference in Bakú, Azerbaijan.

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Dr. Whitmore Leads the Mt. San Antonio Wind Ensemble at Chicago Symphony Hall - March, 2016.

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