Professor of Trombone
Dr. Greg Gruner, Professor of Music and Department Chair,
received his Bachelor of Music Education Degree from New Mexico
State University. He was awarded a Master of Music Education degree
from the Indiana University School of Music, and a Doctor of Arts in
Music degree from the Ball State University School of Music.
From 1993 until 2013, Dr. Gruner served the USA Department of Music as the Director of Bands and in 2003, after a brief time as the Interim Chair, he was appointed Chair of the department on a full-time basis. Prior to his appointment at USA, Dr. Gruner taught in
the public schools of Missouri and Kentucky for nine years and was also the Assistant Director of Bands at Ball State University
for three years where he taught instrumental conducting, and conducted the Ball State Symphony Band and the 360 member Pride of Mid-America Marching Band. His junior high, high school, and collegiate
ensembles have been recognized consistently for their excellence in
performance at the regional and national levels. Currently, Dr.
instrumental conducting, applied trombone, and graduate courses in music education.
Dr. Gruner is active in the Music Educators National
Conference, College Band Directors National Association, National
Band Association, Phi Beta Mu National Bandmaster Fraternity, and the Golden Key National Honor Society. He is a Past-President of the Mobile Jazz Festival and
was the Conductor of the Mobile Pops from 2000-2012.
Dr. Gruner remains a popular guest conductor,
adjudicator, clinician, consultant, and composer/arranger for
concert, marching, and jazz bands throughout the United States.
Dr. Greg Gruner
Department of Music
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL 36688
Bachelor of Music
New Mexico State University
Master of Music Education
Doctor of Arts in Music
Ball State University
Trombone Studio Syllabus