Members of the Philharmonic Association know Dr. Gregg Gelb as the conductor of our Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble. However, conducting TYJE is certainly not the only the only thing Dr. Gelb does. He is also a composer, arranger, teacher, and saxophonist.  Although the pandemic has put a stop to some of his pursuits, Dr. Gelb has continued to contribute to the musical community in valuable ways.

In fact, he recently presented at the virtual North Carolina Music Educators Association Conference.  Dr. Gelb’s presentation titled “Teaching the Big Band Music of Duke Ellington” was well-received by the North Carolina teachers who attended!  TYJO conductor Lisa Burn joined him for the conference to contribute to the discussion of brass and to facilitate the chat.

Dr. Gelb was also recently featured in The Rant, a Sanford based newspaper.  To read about how Dr. Gelb is staying busy and positive despite the challenges he faces as musician during a pandemic, take a minute to check out the article on The Rant’s website.

We’re grateful to Dr. Gelb for representing the Philharmonic Association and its jazz program in our community!