M. Ed. in Jazz Drumming and Percussion Methodology, University of LaVerne; M.S. in Psychology, University of LaVerne; B.S. Music Education/Percussion, Howard University; additional Studies at the Eastman School of Music
Drummer/Percussionist Greg C. Holloway is a native of Washington, D.C., where he received an undergraduate degree in Music Education, with a minor in Percussion Performance from Howard University. He also participated in the Jazz Studies programs at the Eastman School of Music. Greg later pursued a Master of Education with an emphasis on jazz drumming and percussion methodology and a Masters of Science in Psychology from the University of LaVerne in Southern California.
Greg was a career U.S. Air Force Band percussionist, serving in several Air Force Field Bands. While in the Air Force, Greg advanced to percussion section leader, Music Director of jazz ensembles, rock/jazz bands, and ceremonial units and also contributed to the percussion training standards. After twenty years of meritorious service, Greg developed a thriving and competitive percussion program at Flint Hill School in Virginia from 2001-2021. The program is one of the only “stand alone” ensembles in the country with curricula for three separate divisions – Lower, Middle and Upper schools. Greg has also held the position of Applied Adjunct Drum Set at American University and managed an active studio roster. He is a member of the Percussive Arts Society and has several percussion compositions published.
As a versatile drummer/percussionist, Greg’s career is very diverse. In addition to the Air Force, he has held several seats ranging from Principal Timpanist for the Anchorage Symphony; show drummer in Palm Springs backing entertainers ranging from Rich Little, Sheri Lewis to Blackstone the Magician, theater staff drummer/percussionist, Hank Jones, Carol Fontana, Jim Pugh, Jimmy Heath, Vanessa Rubin, Rob McConnell, Aretha Franklin’s (East Coast) Percussionist for 12 years, and drummer for Martha Reeves and the Vandellas (3 years), Mary Wilson, Freda Payne, and many other Motown legends.
Greg continues to be a committed educator sharing many years and experiences with his students.