Dr. Gregg Akkerman
Associate Professor, Director of Jazz Studies
Humanities and Performing Arts Center, 107
Gregg Akkerman is Director of Jazz Studies at USC Upstate where he leads the jazz ensembles and teaches jazz history, improvisation, jazz theory, music business, and jazz piano. Gregg earned his Doctor of Arts in Music Theory and Composition with a secondary emphasis in Jazz Pedagogy from the University of Northern Colorado. Originally from California, Gregg's B.A. and M.M. degrees were earned at San Diego State University. An active arranger, performer, and educator, Gregg has several works published by UNC Jazz Press and his articles have appeared in the Jazz Education Journal and JAZZed. Some of Dr. Akkerman's songwriting efforts can be heard on his Soundclick page.