Greg Bolin, D.M.A.
"I believe every human has a creative impulse, whether they choose to heed it or not. The world will be transformed by those who choose to heed it. To realize the creative impulse, though, requires technique and this comes only from the disciplined study of a medium. This is the reason I teach: so that those who choose to create may have the tools they need to do so."
A native of Helena, Montana, Greg has served as the Head of Music Direction for Texas State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance since 2010. The Austin Critics’ Table has twice named Greg Best Music Director for his work on Texas State University’s productions. In addition to his work at Texas State, he has also acted as music director and conductor for more than thirty shows in major theaters across the country and is a highly regarded vocal coach and clinician. Greg is a certified coach in the Michael Maresca One Voice technique .
An accomplished arranger and orchestrator, Greg provided all new vocal arrangements and orchestrations for The World According to Snoopy, a re-envisioning of the beloved classic Snoopy!!!. The show received it’s world premiere at Texas State, then moved to Houston’s Theater Under the Stars. Greg also provided orchestrations for Andrew Lippa’s A Little Princess and Zachary Scott Theater’s Porgy and Bess (for which he received a special citation from the Austin Critics’ Table).
Greg received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in music composition from the University of Texas at Austin in 2007, and his original compositions have since been performed across the country and around the globe. His piece Fleisher Pass for symphonic winds was premiered in Japan in 2007 and was subsequently included in the sixth volume of Better Teaching Through Performance in Band (GIA Publications). In addition to numerous solo and chamber works, Greg has also completed two operas, both courtesy of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Performance Network.