Greg Beckwith is a 1992 graduate of the BIR program at Red Wing and has a B.S. degree in technical education from Bemidji State University. For further concentrated study he spent time in Oslo, Norway learning horn building from Daniel Rauch of Rauch Horns. He has been involved with the repair program at Red Wing Since 1996 and has been teaching full-time at the college since 2003.
Greg is a member of NAPBIRT and as a master clinician has presented clinics for conferences regionally and nationally. He has also given presentations on maintenance and emergency repair for band directors and musicians at The Midwest Clinic’s International Band and Orchestra Conferences, Minnesota Music Educators Association conferences, and International Horn Society symposiums.
An accomplished horn player, Greg has played professionally around the world and as an extra/substitute with the Minnesota Orchestra. He continues to perform in Minnesota as a freelance musician and is principal horn of The Rochester (MN) Symphony - Regional Orchestra. He graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy and studied with Verne Reynolds at Eastman and Roland Pandolfi in St. Louis.
Greg utilizes his expertise in both performance and repair by giving master classes along with repair clinics for students in high school and college settings.
In his own words:
“This is the best teaching there is — our students KNOW why they're here!”