Gregory Lauer, a native of York, Pennsylvania, is the Director of Education at the Appell Center for Performing Arts and the Founder & Executive Director of the Hunt Valley Symphony Orchestra and Hunt Valley Chorale. Mr. Lauer is the Principal Horn of the Hunt Valley Symphony Orchestra, Principal Horn of the Maryland Winds, and performs with several regional orchestras including the Mid-Atlantic Symphony and York Symphony. Lauer studied horn performance at West Virginia University under the late Dr. Virginia Thompson, and holds a degree from Fairmont State University.
Mr. Lauer is frequently in demand as a music director, conductor, soloist, and judge throughout the East Coast. Greg has worked with several regional youth symphonies including the York Youth Symphony Orchestra and Chesapeake Youth Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Lauer has served as music director and conductor for over 75 theatre productions across the United States and served on the faculty of West Virginia Wesleyan College. Greg has also served for the past 25 years as Organist & Director of Music at several churches in West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.
Greg’s musical gifts have given him opportunities to perform in London, France, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, and Hawaii as well as across the United States including the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. In 2019-2020, Greg will be traveling on the American Festival Orchestra's tour to China. An active freelancer, Greg also plays horn and piano with several regional theatre companies and was also on the Netflix series “House of Cards.” Mr. Lauer's private students have shown abundant success placing at local, regional, and national competitions.
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