Greg stepped up to the podium in his teens. Ever since, Greg has stood before orchestras all over the country, conducting Masterworks, many Broadway book shows, his own arrangements and original pieces, and even occasionally stepping in at the last minute to save symphonic and theatrical productions. Along with partner, composer Jeff Beal, Greg was the founder of the Skywalker Symphony at Lucasfilm, a premiere recording orchestra.

His Work Includes:

San Jose Symphony
Marvin Hamlisch
Landsberg & Yount
Symphony in Space Pops
A Night at the Movies Pops

Oakland-Eastbay Symphony
Symphony on Broadway
Comedy at the Pops with Phyllis Diller
The Hawkins Family
4th of July Pops - Lincoln Portrait

Anna Maria Alberghetti
On Tour

Burlingame String Chamber Orchestra:1985-'87
Various Arrangements

Peninsula Civic Light Opera: .1982-'95
Evita, Anything Goes, Oklahoma, Funny Girl, They're Playing Our Song,West Side Story, Me and My Girl, South Pacific, Best Little Whore House in Texas, Meet Me In St. Louis, Annie, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, A Chorus Line, etc...

Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church
Mendelssohn's Elijah, Faure Requiem

Hayward Presbyterian Church
Messiah, Durufle Requiem

Berkeley Presbyterian Church
Hodie - R. Vaughn Williams; Jeff Beal's "The Seven Letters"


Live Performance Samples

Musical Director- Vocal Director

Greg has been a Music Director and Vocal Director for well-known symphonies and radio shows. He is the Music Director for the Diablo Ballet. Work includes Hillbarn Theatre - Foster City, Peninsula Civic Light Opera (BBB), Walnut Creek Civic Arts, Cal State East Bay-Hayward, Chabot Community College and Lyric Theater of San Jose.

Shows Include:

Anything Goes
Babes In Arms
Big, the Musical
Bye, Bye, Birdie
Die Fledermaus
Flower Drum Song
Funny Girl
A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum
Golden Apple
Good News
Grand Hotel, the Musical
Harold Arlen Revue

Hello Dolly
I Can Get It For You Wholesale
Irving Berlin Revue
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
The King & I
La Cage Aux Folles
Man of LaMancha
Me & My Girl
Meet Me In St. Louis
The Music Man
My Way
No, No, Nanette
Once Upon A Mattress
Operetta Highlights
The Pajama Game

Peter Pan
The Prince & the Pauper
Promises, Promises
They're Playing Our Song
Trial By Jury
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Singing In the Rain
The Sound of Music
South Pacific
Sweet Charity
The Unsinkable Molly Brown
The Will Rogers Follies
The Wiz
West Side Story
You're A Good Man Charlie Brown

Music Contractor

Greg’s expertise and talent have provided him with the ability to work with some of the best musicians and studios in the United States. Whether it's custom solo album projects and demos, stage productions, full albums, or movie soundtracks, Greg knows who to call to make your project happen and sound perfect. His projects include the Grammy nominated “StarWars Trilogy” album with composer John Williams, as well as albums for composers and artists like Alan Silvestri, Linda Ronstadt, Randy Newman, Journey, and Aaron Neville. His contract work for artists and film recordings include:


Linda Ronstadt
Cry Like A Rainstorm - Howl Like the Wind
Mas Canciones
Feels Like Home
Winter Light
Dedicated To The One I Love

Aaron Neville
Warm Your Heart

Trial By Fire

Randy Newman

Jimmy Webb
Suspending Disbelief

StarWars Main Title Theme
John Williams Conducts John Williams
The Skywalker Symphony - The StarWars Trilogy (Grammy Nomination)
CBS - Sony Classical
Tom Sheppard Producer

Movie Soundtracks

Joel Silver Pictures Logo Theme
Alan Silvestri – Composer
Greg Sudmeier - Music Contractor

Laurence Rosenthal - George Lucas
The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Premiere

Laurence Rosenthal
Mark Twain and Me
The Member of the Wedding

Elmer Bernstein
Murder In Mississippi

Alan Silvestri
Predator 2

Christopher Young
Jennifer 8


Greg's private percussion students are professional drummers traveling with artists such as Sheryl Crow, Counting Crows, Dixie Chicks, Eric Clapton, NY Broadway shows, TheaterWorks, and San Jose American Musical Theater. Greg is in demand as a guest lecturer on general musicianship for a variety of educational programs for all age levels and organizations, including The Recording Academy (NARAS - Grammy organization). He has served on the Northern CA NARAS Board of Governors for several terms. Greg has used his teaching skills as Vocal-Instrumental Director for a combined 17-years in church choral directing. Greg served for 40 years as Director of Percussion for the La Honda Music Camp in the Santa Cruz mountains, CA. He has served on the staff of the University of Hawaii at Hilo and the University of the Pacific (UOP) as a jazz educator, teaching instrumental ensembles and drum set. As an Associate Professor at Cal State Hayward, CA, Greg has served as an educator and musical director in the Theatrical Department. He has also served on the summer staff at Chabot Community College, Hayward, CA, as Vocal Director for numerous theatrical productions. He was also an honored member of the music staff at Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, CA.

Making Music

Need music? Greg has vast experience composing, arranging, producing, conducting orchestras, and contracting musicians for a wide variety of productions. Greg also plays drums and percussion for many other projects. Here are some samples of his work:

Jingles, Themes and Original Music

Original - Mellow Bed
Original - Up Shuffle
Pacific Currents
KPIX Late Night Movie

Don Bleu - KIOI "Star 101", San Francisco, CA
Discovery Toys
Catholic HealthCare West
Redkin Hair Products

Writing, Arranging, and Orchestration
Drummer / Percussionist

20th Century Fox
Columbia Records
Elektra/Asylum Records
Warner Bros.


Gallo Wine
Stroh's Beer
Union Bank
Taco Bell
Wells Fargo Bank