A native of Forsyth, Georgia, Dr. Gregg Bunn began formal music study at age 15. Organ study began at age 17 with Gerald Carper of Macon, Georgia. Upon graduation from Monroe Academy, Gregg completed a Bachelor of Music degree and a Bachelor of Church Music degree, cum laude, from Shorter University in 1996. While at Shorter, he was an organ student of Dr. Peter DeWitt as well as accompanist for the renowned Shorter Chorale. In 1997, Gregg entered the Indiana University School of Music where he studied with Dr. Marilyn Keiser, and graduated in 1999 with a Master of Organ and Church Music degree. At Indiana, Gregg was the recipient of the Ruth Parr Septer Organ Scholarship and was organist for the University’s Beck Chapel.
In 2004 Gregg completed doctoral study in organ performance and church music at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, where he studied with Dr. Albert Travis. While at Southwestern, Gregg was awarded the James McKinney Outstanding Performer Award in 2001. Currently, he continues to coach with Dr. Wilma Jensen in Nashville, Tennessee.
An active member of the American Guild of Organists, Gregg has won first place at both the undergraduate and graduate levels of the Atlanta chapter’s annual competition. In 1996 and 1997, he was a national finalist in the Music Teachers National Association collegiate organ competition. Recently, Gregg was first place winner of a national organ competition sponsored by North Naples United Methodist Church in Naples, Florida.
Gregg has served several churches, most recently as Organist/Music Assistant at Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas (1999-2003) and as Minister of Music & Organist at Northside Drive Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia (2003-2007). He has also had the opportunity to continue pursuits in academia by serving on the adjunct faculties of Dallas Baptist University, Mercer University’s McAfee School of Theology, Belmont University and Tennessee State University.
Gregg’s compact disc, Harmonies, was recorded in 2004 on the 80-rank Schantz organ at Northside Drive Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. It includes music of Mendelssohn, Bach, Karg-Elert, and Sowerby, as well as several settings of beloved hymns.Gregg began his ministry as organist of Brentwood United Methodist Church (a 7,000-member parish just south of Nashville) in late September of 2007. His ministry responsibilities include service playing, choral accompanying, administration and direction of the handbell choirs, fostering the talents of future church musicians and organists through private lessons and master classes, presenting concerts and hymn festivals throughout the year, and general music ministry administration.