Dr. Greg Byrne is Associate Director of Bands and Associate Professor of Music at the University of Louisville. His responsibilities include conducting the University of Louisville Percussion Ensemble, the Concert Band and overseeing all Athletic Bands. Dr. Byrne also teaches percussion methods, marching band techniques and studio percussion.
Prior to this appointment, Dr. Byrne held a similar position at Auburn University. at Auburn, he developed an extensive world music program through the percussion idiom, including a Marimba Band, Gamelan and Steel Drum Band.
Dr. Byrne is a clinician for Sabian Cymbals LTD and Pearl Drums. He has served on the Music Teacher’s National Association Repertoire Committee. He has served as Director of the Kentuckiana Music Institute. He has recently performed in Japan with the percussion group FALSA at the University of Hirosaki. His students have won two National MTNA Young Artist Competitions. He has been appointed to the National Council of Tau Beta Sigma serving as Vice President for Professional Relations. His athletic bands have performed at the Gator Bowl, Humanitarian Bowl, Weedeater Bowl, Outback Bowl, Peach Bowl, Sugar Bowl, Motor City Bowl, GMAC Bowl and the Liberty Bowl. The University of Louisville Marching Band also performs each year at the prestigious Kentucky Derby