Phone: 260.399.7700 x 8026
Active in sacred music, choral arts, musical theatre, music production, recording, and education in northeast Indiana, Greg has been a professional musician, conductor, director, composer, arranger, and educator for more than 30 years. He has directed musical theatre productions for the University of Saint Francis, IPFW Department of Theatre, Fort Wayne Youtheatre, Fort Wayne Summer Music Theatre, Arena Dinner Theatre, Fort Wayne Community Schools, East Allen County Schools, and Southwest Allen County Schools. Greg has also appeared as a performer and/or conductor with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Fort Wayne Youth Symphony, Fort Wayne Children’s Choir, Fort Wayne Männerchor/Damenchor, and Plymouth Boar’s Head orchestra and remains in demand as a performer on pipe organ, piano, and all manner of keyboard instruments.
Recent conducting and musical direction credits include Jesus Christ Superstar, West Side Story, Xanadu, Pump Boys and Dinettes; Oklahoma!; Babes in Arms; Godspell; Once Upon a Mattress; Jekyll & Hyde; Aida; Crazy for You; Working; Nuncrackers; The Music Man; Sweeney Todd; The Fantasticks; I Do I Do; Titanic the Musical; Dames at Sea; and The King and I. Greg was also commissioned to compose and perform an original ragtime/honky-tonk piano score for the IPFW production of Shakespeare’s A Comedy of Errors.
In addition to his work in the University of Saint Francis Music Technology program, Greg is the Director of Music & Organist at St Peter’s Catholic Church; Musik Direktor of the Fort Wayne Männerchor/Damenchor; and Director of Operations for the Heartland Chamber Chorale. He is the current Dean of the Fort Wayne Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and is a regular contributor to the Sänger Zeitung auf dem Nord Amerikanisher Sängerbund, the North American journal for German choral singing societies. Greg also served as Associate Director of Choral Studies at Homestead High School, where his ensembles won numerous Grand Champion awards at national and regional competitions. Greg also maintains a freelance multimedia creative arts studio where designs and develops interactive websites, promotional materials, concert programs, and advertising campaigns for a number of local arts, civic, and business organizations – as well as teaching private music lessons on piano, pipe organ, and harpsichord.
An ardent advocate of the performing arts, Greg has served on various panels and committees including the Community Arts Council of Fort Wayne, Arts United CPG Committee, Indiana Arts Commission RPG Committee, and has served as a consultant for the Warsaw Community Schools Performing Arts Strategic Plan Committee.
Mr. Vey received both his Bachelor of Arts in Music & Philosophy and his Master of Arts in Sacred Music and Religious Studies from Indiana University, and earned certifications from the California-based LEIP program (Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Progress) to help implement emerging technologies in an arts-based business model for the 21st century. And in what seems like another lifetime, Greg worked several semesters towards a double major in Genetic Engineering and Music Technology at Montana State University.
Greg is married to Kathy, his wife of (almost) 30 years; they have two children: Karra (27) and Kristofer (24). Emma Katherine – the couple’s first grandchild – has just turned 6 years old. A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Greg and his family have lived in Montana, Pennsylvania, and Ohio before settling in Fort Wayne in 1996.