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Gregory Hurley

Greg Hurley 2016

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Greg Hurley is Professor of Music at East Carolina University and is active as a music educator, clinician, and violist. Prior to his appointment at ECU, Dr. Hurley was a faculty member and the Chair of Music Education at the University of Northern Colorado. Dr. Hurley has served as president of the both the Colorado and North Carolina Units of the American String Teachers Association. Dr. Hurley received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin where he was a teaching assistant and co-conductor of the All-University String Orchestra. He taught seven years in the Wake County (NC) Public Schools prior to which he was a conductor and teacher with the University of Texas String Project. He has published in the Dialogue of Instrumental Music Education, Quarterly Journal of Music Teaching and Learning, and the American String Teacher. Editor of the String Syllabus, Volume I for the American String Teacher Association, Dr. Hurley has also contributed to Teaching Music through Performance in Orchestra, and Applying Research to Teaching and Playing String Instruments. Dr. Hurley has been a guest conductor and clinician for orchestra festivals in the US, Southeast Asia and the Middle East, and since 2010 has been an orchestra specialist with American Voices, an organization dedicated to cultural diplomacy through the arts. He has performed as a member of the Greensboro (NC), Austin (TX), Madison (WI) Symphonies, the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, and was principal violist with the Greeley (CO) Philharmonic.