Gregory Winchell holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Theory and Composition from The Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts at Oklahoma Baptist University. Prior to completing advanced study in music theory, music composition/arranging, and choral conducting, he studied Applied Trumpet in the studio of Mr. Dan Francis, past Principal Trumpet with the Oklahoma City Symphony. Gregory has also completed postgraduate study in education philosophy and methods specific to music education. He has over 40 years of performance and teaching experience with numerous vocal groups, instrumental ensembles, and as a vocal and instrumental soloist.
Mr. Winchell is an ordained pastor and an experienced Music/Worship Director. For the past 20 years he has served in a variety of positions with New Covenant Church of St. Louis, MO, currently bringing his leadership to a team of 15 musicians and technicians in the area of Audio-Visual Arts. He is a published songwriter and has worked with church musicians throughout the US as a teaching clinician in the area of ensemble performance and congregational worship etiquette.
Mr. Winchell is a Steinway approved Piano Technician, presently providing piano maintenance as the staff technician for The Innsbrook Institute, the University of Missouri St. Louis Music Department, The Touhill Performing Arts Center, and The Saint Louis Ballet. He is a teaching member of the Music Department at DaySpring School of the Arts in Maryland Heights, MO, specializing in beginning instrumental music students.