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Gentry, Gregory Associate Professor and Lynn Whitten Choral Music Faculty Fellow

Positions

Research Areas research areas

Research

research overview

  • Dr. Gentry's research interests include the study and instruction of: 1) vocal pedagogy as it applies to the choral singer and the ensemble setting; 2) non-verbal metaphoric gestures; 3) editing historical choral music; 4) choral/orchestral collaborations; 5) conductor wellness; 5) music of historical African American composers/arrangers; 6) perspectives of historical renown choral conductors; and 7) the preparation and performance of new music.

keywords

  • conducting, conductor wellness, choir, vocal arts, vocal pedagogy, choral methods, ensemble dynamics, non-verbal communication, music, choral/orchestral masterworks, early music, chamber vocal music, graduate music student education, musician's wellness, music education

Publications

selected publications

Teaching

courses taught

  • EMUS 1207 - Festival Chorus
    Secondary Instructor - Fall 2021
    Prepares a roughly 100-member, auditioned mixed voice choir of music majors, non-majors, and community members to perform choral repertory of the highest standards in public settings. Designed to perform with the CU Symphony Orchestra, CU Wind Symphony, Boulder Philharmonic, and CU Holiday Festival. Music is selected from all historical style periods with the focus on choral masterworks with instrumental forces. Same as MUSC 3207.
  • EMUS 1217 - University Singers
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021
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  • EMUS 1237 - Women's Chorus
    Secondary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
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  • EMUS 1247 - Men's Chorus
    Secondary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
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  • EMUS 1257 - Collegiate Chorale
    Secondary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
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  • EMUS 1477 - Chamber Choir
    Secondary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    Study and performance of various vocal styles, including madrigals and vocal jazz, investigation of the challenges of music making in a small group choral setting. May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours. Same as EMUS 3477 and EMUS 5477.
  • EMUS 3207 - Festival Chorus
    Secondary Instructor - Fall 2021
    Prepares a roughly 100-member, auditioned mixed voice choir of music majors, non-majors, and community members to perform choral repertory of the highest standards in public settings. Designed to perform with the CU Symphony Orchestra, CU Wind Symphony, Boulder Philharmonic, and CU Holiday Festival. Music is selected from all historical style periods with the focus on choral masterworks with instrumental forces. Same as EMUS 1207.
  • EMUS 3217 - University Singers
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021
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  • EMUS 3237 - Women's Chorus
    Secondary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
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  • EMUS 3247 - Men's Chorus
    Secondary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
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  • EMUS 3257 - Collegiate Chorale
    Secondary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
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  • EMUS 3477 - Chamber Choir
    Secondary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    Study and performance of various vocal styles, including madrigals and vocal jazz, investigation of the challenges of music making in a small group choral setting. May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours. Same as EMUS 1477 and EMUS 5477.
  • EMUS 5217 - University Singers
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021
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  • MUSC 3176 - Conducting 1
    Secondary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Introduces conducting and rehearsal techniques. Performance participation in the appropriate ensemble (band, choir or orchestra). Offered fall only.
  • MUSC 5156 - Symposium in Choral Music
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021
    Provides an advanced study of choral repertoire by style period. Required of all choral graduate students for a minimum of two semesters.
  • PMUS 5536 - Intermed Conducting
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021
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  • PMUS 6536 - Adv Conducting
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021
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Background

International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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