Gregory B. Rudgers (b. July 1948, LeRoy, N.Y.) has been a composer, conductor, band director, and instrumental music teacher for over thirty years. He has conducted bands, orchestras, jazz bands, and early in his career directed a 150-piece marching band. He has guest conducted over 100 honor bands throughout the Northeast. In 2003 he was honored as guest conductor of the famed Ithaca College Wind Ensemble in the world premier of his own transcription of Diez Melodias Vascas by Jesus Guridi.
Greg Rudgers holds degrees from Ithaca College, Elmira College, and was awarded a fellowship for advanced study at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. He is a member of the New York State Music Association, the New York State School Band Director's Association, and a proud member of the trumpet section in the Ithaca Community Concert Band.
He has published over 25 articles in professional journals. His music publications include works for band, string orchestra and solos and ensembles.
Greg Rudgers is a rare combination of professional composer and experienced music educator. His work with young people as both a teacher and conductor gives him a unique perspective, which gives his music both pedagogical and artistic value. And, while he enjoys the quiet introspective life of a composer, he also looks forward to any opportunity to work with young musicians.
Works for Winds
- Chanson for Christmas (2009)
- Flight (2015)
- From This Valley (2008)
- Gilgamesh (2010)
- Iroquois Sunrise (2009)
- March of the Syncopated Penguins
- Northwest Adagio
- Old Dan Tucker Fantasy
- Song of the Basque