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Greg McCracken

Adjunct Faculty, Tuba
Department(s): Music
Email: gregory.mccracken@unlv.edu

Biography

Dr. Greg McCracken, Instructor of Tuba and Euphonium at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, holds degrees in Tuba Performance from DePaul University (BM), The Ohio State University (MM), and his doctoral degree in Brass Pedagogy and Literature from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music (DM). As a founding member, Greg arranges for and performs with the LAVA tuba quartet, has performed with groups like the Columbus Symphony (Ohio), Reno Philharmonic, Lafayette Symphony Orchestra, and Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra, as well as touring with the Mirari Brass Quintet and has shared the stage with musical artists including Floyd Cooley, Phil Smith, Charlie Vernon, Harvey Phillips, Dan Perantoni, and Jeff Nelsen. Dr. McCracken has previously held teaching positions at Middle Tennessee State University, the University of Nevada, Reno, and Murray State University. Outside of the university setting, Greg’s teaching career includes a studio of private brass students, coaching chamber groups and ensembles, and public school musical instruction. He also works as a low brass paraprofessional for the Clark County School District, where he gets to work with middle and high school musicians. Dr. McCracken is active in the local community as a soloist in recitals and as a guest artist, as a freelancer, and can be seen performing with local ensembles like The Desert Winds Contemporary Wind Ensemble and the Mellowtones Big Band.