Assistant Professor of Music
Director of Bands
Teaches in the following areas:Symphonic Band, Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Studio Trombone, Studio Euphonium, Music Education, Instrumental and Advanced Conducting, Brass Ensembles
Academic Background:BM, Grove City College
MME, The Dana School of Music of Youngstown State University
PhD, Kent State University
Dr. R. Tad Greig is the Director of Instrumental Activities and Assistant Professor in Music Education at Westminster College. As the Director of Instrumental Activities, Dr. Greig is the conductor of the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble. Additionally, he is the Director of the “Titan” Marching Band. He is also the Trombone/Euphonium Instructor. In Music Education, Dr. Greig co-supervises student teachers and teaches Secondary Instrumental Methods and Instrumental Conducting. Dr. Greig is also the faculty advisor to the Westminster College Pennsylvania Collegiate Music Educators Association and the past Collegiate Representative for Curriculum and Instruction for District Five PMEA. He is also responsible for maintaining the PMEA performance list in instrumental, vocal and solo.
Dr. Greig is an active Guest Conductor, Clinician and Adjudicator throughout the Eastern United States. In addition to conducting, he is in constant demand as a marching band drill designer. He has also given lectures and presentations on ensemble rehearsal techniques, literature selection and various topics regarding music education.
As a Trombonist, Dr. Greig currently performs with the Youngstown Fine Arts Brass, (Quintet), Westminster College Faculty Brass as well as being a free-lance musician throughout the Youngstown and Pittsburgh areas.
Prior to his hiring at Westminster, Dr. Greig was a music educator in the public schools in Warren County and Mercer (Pennsylvania) and Struthers (Ohio) for twelve years. He was also hired to re-establish the band program at Thiel College and has taught Brass Methods at Grove City College.
Dr. Greig received his Undergraduate Degree in Music Education from Grove City College, Masters Degree in Music Education from Youngstown State University and his Ph.D. in Music Education from Kent State University. Dr. Greig is the past president of the Pennsylvania Collegiate Bandmasters Association and a member of the Collegiate Band Directors National Association, National Band Association, Phi Beta Mu, International Trombonists Association, National Brass Society, Music Educators National Conference and the Pennsylvania Music Education Association. He was also nominated and accepted into the “Who’s Who in American Education”, and was awarded the “Citation of Excellence” award in Music Education presented by the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association.
Who joined the faculty of Westminster College in the fall of 1992.