Gregory Hand is assistant professor of organ at The University of Iowa. Prior to this appointment he held the position of University Chapel Organist at Northwestern University, where he also taught in the Music Theory department. He was awarded the Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from the University of Michigan, where he studied with James Kibbie.
Dr. Hand is increasingly in demand as a performer and pedagogue. He has given recitals and masterclasses in the United States, France, Spain, Germany and Brazil. His debut CD, “The Complete Gospel Preludes of William Bolcom” will be released worldwide on the Naxos label in April 2012. This will be the world premiere recording of all twelve of these works.
Dr. Hand has participated in several international organ competitions, including the Grand Prix de Chartres (France), St. Albans (England), Prix Andre Marchal (France), and the Dublin International Organ Competition. He is also active as a harpsichordist and continuo player. Recent engagements include Giulio Cesare with Lyric Opera of Chicago, Ritorno d'Ulisse with Chicago Opera Theater, and several concerts with Ars Antigua, a Chicago-based period ensemble.