George Gregory Hobbs


George Gregory Hobbs is conductor of the Highland Park Chorale, music director of Highland Park Presbyterian Church, and artistic director of the Highlander Concert Series. Comfortable leading musical professionals, students, or amateurs, he is committed to the performance of great music at the highest artistic level. Hobbs’s choral groups have performed in numerous settings throughout the United States and Europe in concert halls, historic cathedrals, and sanctuaries.

Dr. Hobbs has guest conducted such noted ensembles as the Eric Ericson Chamber Choir, Voices of Ascension, Canticum Novum, and the New York Virtuoso Singers; and conducted at workshops with the Philadelphia Singers, the New World Symphony, and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. He has also served on the faculties of the University of North Texas College of Music, Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University, and Florida International University. His ensembles have performed for Regional and National Conferences of the American Choral Directors Association; and he has led interest sessions at these and other conferences.

His educational background includes studies a bachelor’s degree in Choral Music Education at Florida State University where he won the Robert Shaw Conducting Award; and Northwestern University where he was awarded the Doctor of Music degree in Conducting.  He conducted performances at Northwestern with the Women’s Chorus, the University Chorus, the award winning University Chorale, and the University Symphony Orchestra; and his dissertation was on the choral-orchestral music of Anton Bruckner. Additionally he was a conducting fellow with Chorus America, the Conductor’s Guild, and the League of American Orchestras.