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Gregory W. Amerind has been performing since the age of 5 studying piano, trumpet, and voice throughout his school years, majoring in music and theater at UCLA and Cal State University, Northridge, and at Arizona State University. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education, Master of Music degree in Voice Performance, and Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) degree in Choral Conducting.
A songwriter and professional singer for many years in Los Angeles, he performed with a variety of solo artists and choirs, including Lionel Hampton and his big band, Ann Jillian, John Astin and Patrick Duffy in various projects, as well as appearing briefly in the film The Jazz Singer with Neil Diamond and Sir Lawrence Olivier. He also was often called upon to record demos for LA songwriters as well as for commercial, TV, Radio, and industrial projects.
In Arizona he has continued his musical career, conducting community, college and youth choirs including the Arizona Cactus Chorus, The Phoenix Boys Choir, ASU Vocal Jazz Ensemble, and The Nash Vocal Ensemble. He was also a featured performer and arranger with Oasis Vocal Jazz in Phoenix. He teaches a variety of music courses at Mesa and Estrella Mountain Community Colleges, as well as private voice students.
As a composer, many selections from his catalogue of traditional choral and jazz vocal ensemble arrangements and compositions have been performed by all levels of choirs both domestically and internationally, and his solo CD, "Late Boomer," a collection of original jazz-influenced vocal compositions is available online at most digital download sites. He also serves as ACDA National Repertoire and Resource Chair for Vocal Jazz.
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