Greg Sudmeier is an Atlanta-based conductor, composer, award-winning musician and educator with over 30 years of professional music production expertise in film, albums, television, radio and stage.
Arranger & Composer
Greg has extensive experience writing and producing for radio and television themes, symphonic scores, big bands, pop albums, as well as original music for corporate and industrial projects. One of his radio commercial pieces won the prestigious CLIO advertising award for Best Musical Adaptation.
Recording Music Director
Greg has been a Music Director for classical symphonies, choral programs, theaters, and TV shows. He founded, contracted, and conducted the Skywalker Symphony at Lucasfilm, a premiere recording orchestra for many feature films and major albums.
Greg has been a trusted Music Contractor for all the major film and album companies. He is well versed in all styles of music and he understands the many details necessary to lead successful major recording sessions of all sizes.
Greg has been an effective music educator at all age levels. Whether serving for 40 years as Director of Percussion at LaHonda Music Camp, CA, holding an honored staff position in the Music Dept. at Notre Dame de Namur University, or teaching many students privately through the years, Greg knows how to encourage students and help them reach their highest potential.
Greg has toured with and conducted orchestras all over the country, conducting Masterworks, Broadway book shows, his own arrangements and original pieces, even stepping in last minute to save theater productions and concerts. He's known for having one of the clearest batons in the business for both Choral and Instrumental ensembles and is the Resident Music Director for the Diablo Ballet in Walnut Creek, California.
Drums & Percussion
When Greg is not composing and producing for a wide variety of other productions, Greg loves playing drums and percussion. He was the Music Director and Drummer for “The Afternoon Show” on KPIX-TV in San Francisco. He also teaches professional drummers who travel with artists such as Sheryl Crow, Counting Crows, Dixie Chicks, Eric Clapton or on Broadway and theater in New York.
WORKING WITH GREG SUDMEIER
“Greg Sudmeier has exclusively coordinated the Skywalker Symphony on numerous albums for me. He always gets the best players and is great to work with. Thanks Greg!”Linda Ronstadt
“Greg is so much fun to work with -truly a wonderful experience. He is a wonderful conductor – caring, efficient, and passionate about his craft.”Anna Maria Alberghetti
“Greg is a first rate musician and conductor. His control of the forces in the pit and stage make for fast moving, entertaining, and committed performances. I do hope you will favorably consider this fine American musician.”Dennis M. de Coteau Music Director, Conductor San Francisco Ballet
“I have known and worked with Greg on various projects since 1986… I wholeheartedly recommend Greg for his professional qualities and for his personal sensibilities.”Don Bleu Radio Personality KIOI / Star 101 San Francisco
“I have worked with Greg on many theater productions as well as several industrial shows for Discovery Toys. He is creative, flexible, insightful, positive, and more than capable of pulling off whatever I have thrown at him, even at the last minute! His conducting is of the highest caliber, his writing and arranging is right no matter what the style, and his production work is excellent and efficient.”Bill Starr Producer, Director, Choreographer
“I have had the privilege of having Greg Sudmeier as Director of Percussion Studies for many years. We are indeed fortunate to have such an experienced professional, multitalented teacher, director and percussionist on our camp staff. I strongly recommend Greg Sudmeier for any musical needs requiring outstanding musical production services at either the professional or educational levels.”Milt Bowerman, Camp Director – Hayward La Honda Music Camp