Music Theory Faculty
- Gregory Danner
Ph.D. in Composition, Washington University, 1984
- contact info
- Bryan Fine Arts Building (BFA) 208 / Box 5045
- 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 principal composition teachers were Charles Smith, Samuel Adler, and Robert Wykes. Danner’s 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 Robert Avalon International Composers Competition, and first prize in the Taghkanic Chorale Composers Competition. Danner has also received both the Louisiana Music Teachers Association and Kentucky Music Teachers Association Composer Commission Awards. He is a three-time winner in the International Composers Guild Composition Contest, including the Grand Prize in 2010. Danner has received annual ASCAP awards for composition since 1989. Recent commissions include works for the U.S. Air Force Band of Mid-America, the American School Band Directors Association, Kentucky Music Teachers Association, Tennessee Music Education Association, the Caixa Percussion Trio, Trifecta Wind Trio, and the Gateway Music Festival. 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 Bowling Green (KY) Chamber Orchestra, Lake Charles and Rapides orchestras in Louisiana and the Saint Louis Symphony, Saint Louis Municipal Opera, and Webster Groves orchestras in Missouri. Dr. Danner is currently hornist with the Brass Arts Quintet, Bryan Symphony Orchestra, Murfreesboro Symphony, and Cumberland County Playhouse. He performs on alto horn with the Jack Daniels Silver Cornet Band, the Southern Stars Symphonic Brass Band, and is a freelance and studio musician in the Nashville area.
- Yoo Paick
- Adjunct Faculty
DM in music composition, Indiana University Jacob School of Music, 2008
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- Dr. Paick’s compositions have been awarded from several competitions including Libby Larson Award from International Alliance Women in Music, two Dean’s Prize competitions at Indiana University, and Tokyo international competition for chamber music composition, among others. Paick’s music also has been recognized with VocalEssence workshop, ASCAP Morton Gould Awards, Asian Composers’ League, Tokyo international competition for chamber music composition, and Midwest composers’ symposium. Born in Seoul, Korea, Dr. Yoomi Paick has composed in wide variety of music for chamber ensembles, orchestra, solo instrumentalists and choir, which performed in United States as well as in Korea. Paick has received her Bachelor of Music from School of Music, Korean National University of Arts. Then she studied Music composition and theory at Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music where she earned Master and Doctoral degree. Since 2008, Paick is currently teaching theory courses and music appreciation at Tennessee Technological University, and serving as a collaborative pianist as well. As a principal music arranger, she also works with New York Classical Players in New York City.
- William Woodworth
BM Eastman School of Music, MM Eastern Washington University
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- Bryan Fine Arts Building (BFA) 211 / Box 5045
- Professor of Oboe at TTU since 1988, he enjoys a busy musical life as a teacher, recitalist, adjudicator and clinician. Besides playing in the Cumberland Quintet and Principal Oboe in the Bryan Symphony Orchestra, he frequently performs in Nashville and has appeared on over 2000 CD’s with the Nashville String Machine.