During the summer between high school and
college, Gregory was part of a month long
international orchestra tour with the Long
Island Youth Orchestra. The orchestra was
honored with performances in Australia, New
Zealand, Samoa, and the Cook Islands.
2004, Greg entered the Crane School of Music.
At Crane, he was under the tutelage of several
very accomplished violinists. He began his
studies with John Lindsay, the concertmaster of
The Orchestra of Northern NY, and a revered
soloist. Subsequently, Greg joined the studio
of Dr. Sarah Hersh. Dr. Hersh studied with such
famed pedagogues as Dr. Shinichi Suzuki, and is
one of the designated teacher trainers of the
Suzuki method in the United States. Greg
credits Dr. hersh with having a huge impact on
both his playing and teaching style.
Greg had many accolades during his studies at
Crane. He was a member of a student string
quartet, and The Crane Symphony Orchestra for
four years, in addition to being chosen for the
select opera and ballet orchestras. In 2005,
Gregory performed at Carnegie Hall in NYC as
part of the Crane Symphony Orchestra. At the
end of the next year, Gregory's String Quartet
won an audition and became featured performers
at the NY Governor's Inauguration in Albany,
NY. In 2008, Greg graduated Suma Cum Laude,
with a Bachelor's degree in Music Education.
Today, at 24, Gregory resides in his home town
of West Islip, NY. He performs as a member of
the West Islip String Ensemble, and teaches
violin and piano while continuing his studies as
a graduate student at Stony Brook University.