Greg Danner is Professor of Music at Tennessee Technological University. Born in St. Louis, Missouri (1958) he received the B.A. from Southeast Missouri State University, the M.M. from the Eastman School of Music, and the Ph.D. from Washington University. His awards include the College Band Directors National Association Music for Young Band prize, vocal category and grand prize in the Delius Society composition contest, first prize in the Composers Guild composition contest, first prize in the Taghkanic Chorale composers competition, and through the Music Teachers National Association, the Louisiana Music Teachers Association and Kentucky Music Teachers Association Composer Commission Awards.
Recent commissions include works for the U.S. Air Force Band of Mid-America, the American School Band Directors Association, Tennessee Music Education Association, and the Gateway Music Festival. Dr. Danner has received annual ASCAP awards for composition since 1989.
An active performer (horn), he has held positions with the Baton Rouge and Acadiana orchestras in Louisiana and has performed with the Huntsville (AL) Symphony, the Lake Charles and Rapides orchestras in Louisiana and the Saint Louis, Saint Louis Municipal Opera, and Webster Groves orchestras in Missouri. He is a former member of the Louisiana Brass Quintet and Cumberland Wind Quintet. Dr. Danner is currently hornist with the Brass Arts Quintet, the Bryan Symphony Orchestra, and Murfreesboro Symphony and plays alto horn with the Jack Daniels Silver Cornet Band and the Southern Stars Symphonic Brass Band. He is a freelance and studio musician in the Nashville area.