Tarrant County College
Texas Wesleyan Univeristy
Dr. Gregory Dewhirst currently serves as Professor of Music with Tarrant County Community College, where he teaches private saxophone and clarinet, directs the jazz ensembles and coordinates the music department. Additionally, he serves as Adjunct Professor of Saxophone and Associate Director of the wind ensemble at Texas Wesleyan University.
An active performer of both classical and jazz music, Dr. Dewhirst performs as a soloist and guest artist throughout the North Texas region. He has premiered a number of solo and chamber works for the saxophone with recent world premieres at the Navy Band International Saxophone Symposium and North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference. Recent solo performances include the Northeast Orchestra in Hurst, the Meridian Chamber Players, Tarrant County College, Texas Wesleyan Wind Ensemble, and the Fort Worth Community Band. Dr. Dewhirst performs as a member of the Wright-Dewhirst Saxophone Duo, with Andy Wright, the Greg Dewhirst Jazz Quartet, and the GD Duo Flute Saxophone Duo with Meg Griffith. He also performs on tenor saxophone with the SAGA Saxophone Quartet.
A native of North Dakota, he received his Bachelor of Science in Music Education from North Dakota State University. Dr. Dewhirst received both his Master of Music and Doctor of Music Arts degrees from the University of North Texas where he also served as a teaching fellow. His primary instructors have included Eric Nestler, Matthew Patnode, Mark Watkins, Wayne Dorothy, Eugene Rousseau, and Jim Riggs.