Dr. Greg Detweiler, Professor, Choirs / Conducting / Director of Choral Activities
Bio "At Morehead State University, students and faculty in the music programs interact like a family of musicians. Each teacher will value you as an individual and help you become successful whether you intend to teach, perform, or just participate in music opportunities. You will find that MSU is a great place to study and have fun making music."
Greg Detweiler is in his thirteenth year as Director of Choral Activities at Morehead State University. Dr. Detweiler conducts the Chamber Singers and Concert Choir and teaches conducting and voice. His choirs have toured and presented concerts in Austria, Hungary, Germany, the Czech Republic, Costa Rica and Canada; and have appeared at regional and state conventions of the American Choral Directors Association and the Music Educators National Conference. In demand as a clinician, guest conductor and adjudicator, he has presented workshops in choral technique across the U.S. and Canada.
His previous positions include Director of Choral Activities at Albertson College, Idaho State University, Southeastern Louisiana University, and Mercer University. He has also taught middle school general and choral music in the Harrisburg, PA public schools. In addition, he has served as Music Director of the Boise Master Chorale, Boise, Idaho; the Wesley Foundation United Methodist Church, Urbana, Illinois; the Main Post Chapel, Fort Meade, Maryland; and First Baptist Church, Morehead, Kentucky. Dr. Detweiler has been a member and performed with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus and the Atlanta Chamber Chorus, Robert Shaw Conductor, and the Soldiers’ Chorus of the U.S. Army Field Band.
Dr. Detweiler’s professional affiliations include the American Choral Directors Association, the International Federation for Choral Music, the National Collegiate Choral Organization, Music Educators National Conference, the National Association of Teachers of Singing, the Organization of American Kodály Educators and Phi Mu Alpha. He has served the American Choral Directors Association as the Northwest Division and Kentucky Repertoire and Standards Chair for Youth and Student Activities. He serves the Kentucky Music Educators Association as District Choral Festival Manager. He has been honored with biographical listings in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World, International Who’s who of Professionals, and Outstanding Young Men of America. He was the recipient of the Outstanding Service Award from the General Commission of Chaplains and Armed Forces Personnel for his work as a choral conductor and in 2002 he was selected as the Kentucky Music Educators Association Teacher of the Year in College-University Education.
Dr. Detweiler holds the degrees of Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music in choral music and conducting from the University of Illinois and Bachelor of Science in instrumental and vocal music education, magna cum laude, from Lebanon Valley College in Pennsylvania. In addition he has studied Dalcroze Eurhythmics at the Manhattan School of Music and has studied choral conducting and technique with Robert Shaw, Helmuth Rilling, Joseph Flummerfelt, Dale Warland, Elmer Thomas, John Leman, and Harold Decker.