Director of Music - Dr. Gregg Redner, PhD, MM, MA, FRCCO, FNCM, Ch. RCCO, AAGO (ChM). HonFNCM
Gregg Redner has been Director of Music and Arts at Metropolitan United Church, since 2001. Prior to coming to London, Gregg held academic and church positions in New York City. He holds a PhD from Exeter University in England, a double Master of Music degree (Organ and Harpsichord) from the Juilliard School in New York City and is a Fellow of the Royal Canadian College of Organists (FRCCO) and the National College of Music (FNCM). Gregg also holds the Professional Diploma in Choral Conducting (Ch.RCCO - John Sidgwick Scholarship) from the RCCO. He is an Associate of The American Guild of Organists (AAGO) and holds the choirmaster Certificate (ChM - S. Elmer and Choirmaster Prizes) from that same organization. In addition, Gregg has also studied in the PhD program in Historical Musicology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and has taken courses in music, philosophy and religion at Columbia University, Oxford University and Westminster Choir College. In April 2013 Gregg was awarded an Honorary Fellowship for Services to Music by The National College of Music & Arts, London.
Gregg is also an active member of The Royal Canadian College of Organists, serving as a member of the National Examinations Committee, and Past-President of the London Center and Chair of the 2014 RCCO National Convention Organizing Committee.Gregg also serves on the Advisory Council of the National College of Music, London, UK.
His teachers have included Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Gerre Hancock, George Guest, Albert Fuller, Leonard Raver, Vincent Persichetti and Roger Sessions. Gregg is also a published author and his book ‘Deleuze and Film Music’ is published by Intellect Press.
Gregg serves as the director of all choral ensembles at Met.