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Employment History

Director of Choral Activities

Marquette University

Artistic Director

Waukesha Choral Union

Music Director

Waukesha Choral Union


Wisconsin Choral Directors Association

Chancel Choir Director

First United Methodist Church

Director of Choral Activities

Waukesha South High School


Board Member of the North Central Division
American Choral Directors Association

Life Member
American Choral Directors Association

Board Member
Waukesha Choral Union

Board Member
Wisconsin Choral Directors Association

Member of Its Board of Directors

Executive Board Member


bachelor's degree

music education

UWP Alumni Services

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ACDA North Central Division | ACDA of Minnesota

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Gregory Carpenter

Marquette University, WI

Waukesha Choral Union - Music Director

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Music Director - Gregory Carpenter Waukesha Choral Union - Music Director

Daily Pioneer - UWP recognizes distinguished alumni

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This semester, alumni John Somerville of Rockford, Mass., Gregory Carpenter of Waukesha, Ann Livingston McGregor of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., and David Allen of Platteville will be honored with distinguished alumnus awards.

Carpenter earned his bachelor's degree in music education from UWP in 1969.As a student, he was active in University Singers, Madrigal Singers, the Marching Pioneers and Music Educators National Conference.Carpenter's reputation for excellence and his passion for music and teaching are widely recognized.He is the 2001 recipient of the Morris Hayes Lifetime Achievement Award for contributions to choral music from the Wisconsin Choral Directors Association and served the Parkview Public Schools, Orfordville, as director of choral activities from 1969 through 1982.From 1982 through 2002, Carpenter served as the director of choral activities at Waukesha South High School.His choirs appeared, by invitation, at a state or divisional American Choral Directors Association or Music Educators National Conference convention every year, for 10 years in a row.Additionally, his choirs have been awarded best in class awards at national festivals.
Carpenter has also been a leader in music professional organizations and his community.He served on the board of directors of the Wisconsin Choral Directors Association for 10 years, accepting a three-plus year term as president.Carpenter currently serves on the board of directors of the North Central Division of the American Choral Directors Association and is president-elect of the organization.He is also associated with the Waukesha Choral Union, one of the elite community choirs in Wisconsin, since 1987 and currently serves as conductor and artistic director.Carpenter teaches private voice lessons, serves as an adjunct faculty member at UW-Milwaukee, and is also the director of high school choirs with the children's choir of Waukesha.

Executive Board

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Greg Carpenter 2226 Woodfield Circle


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Two Year College | Women's Choir Literature -- As we learn from the past we understand the present and can envision the future | The Artistry of Pop and Vocal Jazz | Gregory R. Carpenter, candidate for North Central President-Elect | Sharon M. Smith, candidate for North Central President-Elect

Gregory R. Carpenter, candidate for North Central President-Elect Gregory R. Carpenter has been a high school vocal music educator in Wisconsin public schools for 32 years, the last 20 of those as director of choral activities at Waukesha South High School.His choirs have performed at state and division conventions of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) as well as state conventions of the Music Educators National Conference (MENC).They have appeared on several occasions with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and at numerous festivals throughout the United States.Mr. Carpenter is the artistic director of the Waukesha Choral Union, a community choir of 85 members. Mr. Carpenter was president of the Wisconsin Choral Directors Association (WCDA) from 1992-95.During this time, membership in WCDA was revitalized and nearly doubled.His initiatives to develop a statewide festival, Singing in Wisconsin, and the creation of a Visions Committee have become integral parts of WCDA.Prior to his presidency he was the state Repertoire and Standards Chair for High School Choirs and a member of the WCDA Board of Directors.He is the current state Repertoire and Standards Chair for Community Choirs.He has served NCACDA as a member of its board of directors, as program co-chair of the NCACDA division convention in Madison in March of 2001, and as facilities co-chair for that convention in Milwaukee in 1990. In preparation for his Master of Music Degree from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Mr. Carpenter engaged in research and the study of creative thinking skills.As a result he developed a number of rehearsal strategies to enhance those thinking skills among singers, incorporating them into his thesis.He has presented sessions at state and division conventions of ACDA and MENC on this topic, and his work has been published in WCDA's newsletter Soundings and has been cited in the MENC publication Teaching Music.His keynote address at the 1998 WCDA state convention, entitled "Let's Get Engaged," also focused on this topic. Mr. Carpenter has directed church choirs and has served as clinician at numerous music festivals, summer camps, and vocal music clinics.He was the coordinator of the Wisconsin State School Music Honors Vocal Jazz Project from 1996 to 1998. In January of 2001, in recognition of his contributions to the choral art in Wisconsin and his leadership in the organization, Mr. Carpenter was presented WCDA's prestigious Morris D. Hayes Award. Vision statement "There has not been a time in the world's recent history when the need to nurture the human spirit has been more important.My campaign has always been to advance the choral director as a great hope for the human spirit as well as the human intellect.The promise of a new forum from which to enhance and extend that effort is more than elating."
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