MiPAC Teachers • Greg Eckhardt, Bassoon, Music History

Greg Eckhardt will be MiPAC’s instructor of bassoon, as well as our totally official Music History Teacher. He may also be coaxed to bust out the acoustic guitar every so often, not to mention his underrated acting skilz.

Mr. Eckhardt began his music journey in elementary school, long before he knew it would lead to the professional career he is currently preparing for. He entered the world in earnest when he became a student of Krassimir Ivanov in high school. He graduated with Honors from Schenectady County Community College (SCCC) School of Music under the tutelage of Mr. Ivanov with a AS in Performing Arts: Music.

Greg is currently studying at The Hartt School at the University of Hartford as a candidate for a BM in Music History with a Research and Scholarship emphasis. He studied bassoon with Marc Goldberg and Music History with professors Kenneth Nott, Karen Cook, and Michael Schiano. Greg plans on entering a university Masters of Music program with an emphasis on Music History.

As an avid performer, Greg performs with a number of different ensembles, with a great love of chamber music. He has coached string and woodwind quartets at the SCCC School of Music Summer Chamber Music Camp, and performs with the Hartt School Symphony Band and the Capital Region Wind Ensemble.