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Director of Choral Activities
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Dr. Greg Graf

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. His dissertation, Shared Insights: A Survey of Postsecondary and Adult Men’s Chorus Directors, investigates the specific challenges of conducting men’s choruses concerning vocal pedagogy, rehearsal techniques, auditioning, and repertoire. 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 also served as Director of Choirs, Voice Instructor and Departmental Accompanist at Mineral Area College in Park Hills, MO, for seven years where the choral program quintupled in size under his tenure. In 2013, he was awarded the Outstanding East-Central District Director Award with the Missouri Choral Directors Association. Graf has conducted performances of Mozart’s Krönungsmesse, Faure’s Requiem, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Britten’s Five Flower Songs, Handel’s Messiah, Rutter’s Requiem and Gloria, Ola Gjeilo’s Sunrise Mass, and has prepared Gospel Mass for Robert Ray. He has also been guest clinician for numerous honor choir festivals in Missouri. He earned his Master of Church Music degree in Choral Conducting from Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC. His wife and two daughters live in Corpus Christi, TX.