Title/Position: Lecturer, Music EducationProfile:
Eugene A. Greco was born in Amsterdam, New York in 1950, where he attended public schools and began his private music education with organist Augusta Canale, and voice with Margaret Lazarou. When he was twelve years old he began to play the organ at his home parish, St. Michael the Archangel, and was also director of the Junior Choir. At age 15 he assumed the responsibilities as organist and choir director for the Senior Choir. While in high school he served as musical director and pianists for many Broadway musicals for both school and community productions.
In 1968 he entered Union College in Schenectady, New York and graduated, Cum Laude, with departmental distinction as a Humanities Major, concentrating in Music and Art History. He was an organ and harpsichord student of Hugh Allen Wilson and, at Union he was not only a member of the Glee Club and Madrigal Singers, but also served as student director. In his junior year he performed as a harpsichord soloist with the Northeastern New York Student Orchestra. During his college days he served as choir director and organist at various churches and also was employed part-time as a teacher of music and humanities at St. Anne Institute, a detention home for adolescent females.
Upon graduation from Union College, he began his public school teaching experience as a chorus teacher at Steinmetz Junior High School in Schenectady, New York and then at Wilbur H. Lynch Middle School in his hometown of Amsterdam, New York. During this period he earned a Master of Music Education Degree in Choral Music Education from Ithaca College, in Ithaca, New York, and a second Masters Degree from the State University of New York at Albany in Educational Administration. Upon completion of an internship with the Amsterdam City School District, he also received a specialist’s certificate in Curriculum and Instruction.