MUC Greg Case
Chief Musician Greg Case is associate principal saxophonist with the United States Coast Guard Band, with whom he has appeared numerous times as a soloist, both in Connecticut and around the country. He is featured as a soloist on two of the Band's CD releases from 2014 and 2016. In addition to his role in the concert band he performs extensively as the soprano saxophonist with the Coast Guard Saxophone Quartet. With the quartet he has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic (Chicago), national and international saxophone conferences, universities throughout the United States, and a tour of Taiwan. As a member of other saxophone quartets he has been a prize winner multiple times at the prestigious Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. While MUC Case is primarily a classical saxophonist, he is also comfortable performing in the jazz idiom, having served as lead alto saxophonist and featured soloist of the Guardians Big Band, and in the Band's jazz quartet, with whom he plays alto saxophone and flute. He additionally serves as the lead woodwind doubler for Academy musical productions, where he performs on saxophone, clarinet, flute, and piccolo. MUC Case made his debut as an international soloist in 2011, when he performed a concert at the Royal Conservatory of Madrid, and has also been a featured performer by the International Clarinet Association.
MUC Case is very active as a music educator. He has been professor of saxophone at the University of Connecticut since 2003, where he teaches applied studies in classical saxophone, saxophone quartet, and instrumental pedagogy, and performs faculty recitals. His former students are now successful music educators and professional saxophonists throughout Connecticut and scattered across the world. MUC Case holds a Master of Arts degree in jazz studies from New York University and a Bachelor of Music degree in classical saxophone performance from Indiana University, where he studied with world renowned saxophonist Eugene Rousseau. He also received post-graduate instruction from Timothy McAllister, who is Case's most significant influence as a classical saxophonist and pedagogue.
MUC Case is also an experienced pilot and FAA-certificated flight instructor, training students of all ages at the Groton airport. Since 2016 he has served as the Assistant Coach of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Flight Team, providing instruction to cadets in preparation for flight competitions hosted by both the National Intercollegiate Flight Association and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. MUC Case is also a volunteer instructor in the Academy's full-motion flight simulator, imparting knowledge and skills to cadets interested in pursuing careers as Coast Guard Aviators.
MUC Case's other interests include traveling the world, learning foreign languages, playing golf, cooking Mexican food, and enjoying times with friends and family, especially when strategy board games are involved.