Dr. Gregory X. Whitmore
Conductor - Educator
F E A T U R E D R E V I E W S
E V E N T S
"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).
Festival Director & Adjudicator- Riverside County Office of Education Virtual Solo Festival.
"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).
Conductor & Artistic Director-
Southern California School Band & Orchestra
Virtual "All Southern" Symphony Band
"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
N E W S
Dr. Whitmore has been invited to be the Conductor and Artistic Director of the Southern California School Band & Orchestra Association 2021 Virtual "All Southern" Symphony Band. Virtual rehearsals and performance will take place in March 2021.
Dr. Whitmore will serve in the dual role of Festival Director & Adjudicator of the 2021 Riverside County Office of Education Virtual Solo Festival. The virtual festival will take place in February 2021.
Dr. Whitmore will join the faculty of California State University - Fullerton School of Music, where he will be an Assistant Professor of Instrumental Music Education. In this capacity, Dr. Whitmore will teach in the Instrumental Music Education Program, supervise student teachers, and conduct the CSUF Symphonic Winds. This full-time, tenure-line appointment will begin Fall, 2020.
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 Leads the Mt. San Antonio Wind Ensemble at Chicago Symphony Hall - March, 2016.
Dr. Whitmore Presenting Research at the International Society of Music Education (ISME) 2017 World Conference in Bakú, Azerbaijan.