Greg Herron is currently principal timpanist for the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra and an active performer, recording musician and teacher in Maryland. Mr. Herron frequently appears with the Baltimore Opera Orchestra, the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, and the Maryland Symphony. He is heard on many recordings, including most recently, Michael Colgrass, Percussion Music 1951-57 (Equilibrium Records) released in 2012.
He is a founding member of Equinox Brass and Percussion, an exciting group consisting of percussion duo and brass quintet. Formerly, he was principal percussionist/assistant timpanist of the Monterrey Symphony Orchestra (OSUANL) in Monterrey, Mexico, and principal percussionist of the Monterrey Chamber Orchestra. Mr. Herron has played with numerous orchestras and jazz ensembles under such conductors as Enrique Batiz, Marin Alsop, Robert Spano, and Christopher Hogwood. A featured clinician in the Percuba international percussion festival in Havana, Cuba, he has also given numerous percussion clinics throughout the United States. Mr. Herron is an Education Artist for Vic Frith Drumsticks.
Currently, Mr. Herron is on the faculty at Frederick Community College, the Baltimore School for the Arts, and the Park School of Baltimore. He runs Herron Percussion Studios, a teaching studio with multiple locations, offering instruction in concert percussion, drum set, and hand drumming. Mr. Herron holds a bachelor's degree in studio music and jazz from the University of Miami, Florida, and studied at the Boston Conservatory. His teachers include Pat Hollenbeck (Boston Pops), Keith Aleo (Zildjian, Boston Conservatory), John Locke (Baltimore Symphony Orchestra), Nancy Zeltsman (Boston Conservatory), Don Liuzzi (Philadelphia Orchestra), Steve Rucker (University of Maryland), Steve Bagby (University of Maryland), and Fred Wickstrom (University of Maryland).