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John Greer: Biography

John Greer
1954 -
Region: Ontario

John Greer

John Greer (b. 1954) received his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Manitoba and his Master of Music degree from the University of Southern California. He teaches at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester. He is primarily a composer for voice, and is well known world-wide for his numerous vocal and choral works including his enormously successful children's opera The Snow Queen. Along with a large repertoire of compositions and arrangements based on folk material, commissions and performances of his highly entertaining song cycles (ordinarily with the composer himself at the piano) have come from some of Canada's finest musicians, including Greta Kraus, Rosemarie Landry, Kevin McMillan and Monica Whicher.

Daniel Foley, 1998