Gary Gregory

Dr. Gary J. Gregory

Professor of Music & Worship

Instrumental Music, Worship Studies

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Dr. Gregory has been a Professor of Music and Worship at Cincinnati Christian University since 1988.  He is founder and director of the Winds of Praise Community Band sponsored by CCU and teaches courses in theology of worship, worship and the arts, worship leading, music theory, and conducting.  He is a member and past president of the Association of Christian College Music Educators and has served as clinician and chairman of the National Church Music Conference.


Doctor of Worship Studies

The Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies,  Orange Park, FL (2004)

Dissertation topic: Worship at the Lord’s Table

Master of Music

Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY (1973)

Major: Performance and Literature

Performance Major: Trombone

Trombone Studies with Emory Remington

Conducting studies with Donald Hunsberger

Bachelor of Music Education

Murray Sate University, Murray, Kentucky (1970)

Major Instrument: Trombone

Minor Instrument: Voice

Teaching Certification in Music K-12 in the State of Tennessee

Additional studies:

Cincinnati Christian Seminary, Cincinnati, OH

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

Milligan College, Milligan College, TN

Professional Activities

Association of Christian College Music Educators

  • Numerous terms as President

National Association of Schools of Music

  • Individual Membership

National Church Music Conference

  • Clinician, Trombonist, planning committee and past chairman of the National Church Music Conference. 

Brass Quintet

  • Director and Trombonist

Music Ministry Related Activities

  • As a church musician, elder and interim minister he has served churches in New York, Michigan, Kentucky and Ohio.
  • North American Christian Convention – Come Alive Singers featured in youth sessions for ten years and special music in main sessions; served on music selection committee, first trombonist in convention orchestra.
  • Song leader/worship leader at National Missionary Convention, Eastern Christian Convention, churches, camps, retreats, national tours with Come Alive Singers, area church orchestras
  • Workshops and clinics on worship

Ordained Minster

  • 1981 Christian Churches and Churches of Christ


Professor of Music Cincinnati Christian University (July 1988-present)

Cincinnati Christian University, Cincinnati, OH

  • Courses taught: courses in Music Theory, Conducting, Applied Brass lessons, Theology of Worship, Worship and the Arts, Worship Leading Practicum, Worship at the Lord’s Table, Director of the Winds of Praise Community Band sponsored by CCU, University Hand Bells, Command Brass, A Cappella Vocal Ensemble
  • Served as Chair of the Field of Music and Worship for 13 years. Led in revising the curriculum and graduation requirements for Bachelor of Music students and helped to create a new degree option in Worship Ministry
  • Ten years as musical director for the college outreach team, Come Alive Singers, including the development of their programs, musical arrangements, tours and recording projects
  • Director of the college-sponsored team for high school students called Solid Rock, a program that draws students from all across the Midwest to join their talents together for the purpose of ministering through music.

Professor of Music Great Lakes Christian College,  Lansing, MI (1981-1988)

  • Served as Chair of the Practical Ministries Department, Academic Council
  • Courses taught: Applied lessons in Trombone, Trumpet and Voice; Conducting, History and Literature of Music, Music Theory, Worship, Music in the Church, Ministry of Music, New Testament Church, Ecclesiastes
  • Director for Concert Choir, Director of Annual Madrigal Dinner Production, Summer High School touring choir called Promise
  • Established a New York Extension Center for church leaders
  • Workshops on Worship and Music in the Church

Professor of Music                                                                                             1971-1981

New York Christian Institute, Clarence, NY

  • Original Faculty Member, Served in various capacities including Acting Librarian, Dean of Students, Administrative Assistant (Academic Dean)
  • Established a Music Major program, Director of the NYCI choir, Ensemble program, Summer touring team called Mainstream
  • Courses Taught: Music Theory, Music Appreciation, Music History, Church Music, Conducting, Private Voice, Trombone, History of Western Civilization, Apologetics

Band Director and Teacher                                                                                     Spring 1970

Grove Junior High School, Paris, TN

  • Director of Junior High Band Program
  • Taught beginners through advance players
  • Directed a 96 member Junior High band
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