Department of Music

Music alumnus Mark Greeley returns for concert

BLACKSBURG, VA, September 7, 2005 ? Virginia Tech alumnus Mark Greeley returns to Blacksburg for a special performance on September 23 at 8 p.m. in the Squires Recital Salon. Admission is free, and the event is open to the public.

Mark Greeley, with Virginia Tech Music professor James Bryant, will present an evening of 20th century British music for clarinet and piano including chamber music by Bliss, Stanford and Vaughan Williams, and concerti by Malcolm Arnold and Philip Sparke.

Greeley, a clarinetist who graduated from Virginia Tech?s Music department in 1998, has continued his training at University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and is currently at Florida State University finishing his dissertation. Outside of academia, Greeley has had a successful career as a member of orchestras in Virginia, Ohio, Florida and Italy; in 1999, he was chosen as principal clarinet and klezmer soloist with the critically-acclaimed Cincinnati Wind Symphony on Bruce Adolphe?s Out of the Whirlwind, a song cycle for chamber winds memorializing the Holocaust, recorded with vocalists from the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, the recording of which won a Grammy Award.

For further information about the recital on September 23, please contact the School of the Arts at (540) 231-5200 or email For more information on Music at Virginia Tech, please contact the Music Department at (540) 231-5685 or visit online at