|Country||United States of America|
|Occupation||Arranger, Composer, Conductor, Musicologist, Teacher|
|Categories||Classical, Contemporary, Neoclassical, Sacred, Soundtrack/Film Music|
Dr. Gregory Hamilton was born in Michigan, attended Baldwin-Wallace College, and studied Musicology and Early Music in London, England at the Royal College of Music, completing his M.Mus. and A.R.C.M. there in 1986. He then returned to the U.S., where he commenced organ study with Dr. Marilyn Mason, completing his Doctorate in sacred music/organ in 2000. He has performed internationally at The Boston Early Music Festival, the Music in Time festival, Stanford California, Notre Dame Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, on WFMT Chicago, BBC England, National Catholic Radio, and others. As a composer, his music has been published by a variety of music publishers, and has been in performed in churches, concert halls and festivals throughout the U.S. and abroad. His Breath of the Spirit (a concert-length work for flute and organ, with narrator, written with Poet Kenneth Gaertner) has been performed over twenty times in the U.S and abroad, and has been featured in the Paris Festival Toussant at the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris, and the Church of St. Augustine. The work will be featured in festivals in Spain and Portugal in 2005, and Brussles, Belgium and Vienna in 2006, and in Spain in 2009. Other recent works include Concerto For Cello and Orchestra (Diane Winder and the Ypsilanti Symphony 2006), Five Psalm Pictures (2008) and Fantasy Variations on a Theme of Schubert for string trio and flute (2007). Dr. Hamilton is an authority on the works of Dom Paul Benoit, (1895-1976) the French composer-organist, and has performed many of his works in the U.S. and abroad.