Greg Lyne

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Dr. Greg Lyne is a noted choral director, arranger, composer and vocal educator.[1] Lyne works full-time as a coach for choruses and quartets throughout the world and as a clinician for musical ensembles of all types. His reputation in choral directing – of all genres of music – extends around the world. He has conducted over 300 Festival and All-State Choirs throughout the US, including Alaska and Hawaii, and in Canada, England, Scotland and Russia. In Russia, he has presented master classes at the St. Petersburg Conservatory of Music to European musicians. Lyne is the only American listed in the Russian version of Who's Who. He has also served as guest conductor of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

Since 2006, he has directed the chorus to the Far Western District Chorus Championship and third place international medal. Lyne is also the Artistic Director of Pacific Masterworks Chorus in Pleasanton, CA.

A published arranger and composer, Lyne is a life member of the American Choral Directors Association. He was recognized by the Music Educators National Conference for his “contributions and service to Music Education” and was awarded the Barbershop Harmony Society's Joe Liles Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010 as a conductor, arranger, judge, coach, and educator for nurturing students, educators everywhere. He is listed in the International Who's Who in Classical Music and is the author/producer of numerous articles, workbooks and educational videotapes. He is also listed in the Who's Who in a cappella.

Lyne previously was Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Arizona State University. Preceding his work there, he served in similar capacities at California State University, Long Beach, DePaul University, Eastern New Mexico University and the University of Washington.

In addition, he was the founding director of San Jose, CA based Voices in Harmony Chorus and previously served as Director of Music Education and Services for the 34,000-member Barbershop Harmony Society. In this capacity, he served the music education programs of the Society, the world’s largest all-male singing organization. Prior to BHS, he directed the Masters of Harmony to three International Chorus Championships of the Barbershop Harmony Society (1990, 1993, & 1996), and the West Towns Chorus to one (1987).

Lyne holds a doctorate in choral conducting from the University of Northern Colorado.


  1. ^ Thornton, Denise (Feb 11, 1999). "BARBERSHOP MUSIC WITH NOTABLE TWIST GREAT AMERICAN CHORUS EXPANDS SETUP, PURPOSE". Chicago Tribune. p. 1. Retrieved 22 April 2011.