Dr. Gregory X. Whitmore
Conductor - Educator
F E A T U R E D R E V I E W 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).
"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
January 30, 2021
Conductor - Riverside County "All County" High School Honor Band.
Richards Center For The Arts.
Palm Springs, California - 7:00 pm.
Music Of: Dunton, Perrine, Shapiro, Smith, and Ticheli.
"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 will participate in a virtual discussion forum entitled,
"Coffee & Conversations - The Art of Conducting".
Discussion & Conversation With Pacific Symphony Donors & Subscribing Governing Members.
Saturday, August 22nd, 2020 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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 will be the conductor of the Riverside County "All County" High School Honor Band. The concert will be held at The Richards Center for The Arts in Palm Springs, January 30th, 2021.
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.