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Gregory Messa, Percussion

Gregory Messa is a native of the Santa Cruz Mountains, and having recently obtained his Master of Music Performance degree from Indiana University, is pleased to be making music in the Bay Area again. He performs regularly with many local groups including Symphony Silicon Valley, Monterey County Symphony Orchestra, Monterey County Pops Orchestra, New Music Works Santa Cruz, the Masters Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra and Broadway By The Bay, among others. Gregory‚Äôs early musical career started at Cabrillo College, where he studied general music and performed with Cabrillo Cantiamo! under the direction of Cheryl Anderson. He has since appeared with orchestras across the country, including The Owensboro Symphony (KY), The Urbana Pops Orchestra (IL), The Columbus Symphony (IN), Capital City Symphony (DC) and the Columbia Orchestra (MD). Mr. Messa holds degrees in music and percussion performance from Cabrillo College, San José State University, and Indiana University. He also enjoys performing chamber and solo percussion, some videos of which may be found on YouTube. In addition to performing, he teaches ensembles at various Bay Area high schools, teaches private lessons, and enjoys building and maintaining percussion instruments from around the world. Gregory lives in Los Gatos.