As an educator, Gregoire is driven by the belief that through education we promote understanding, and with understanding we foster appreciation.
With this belief, he founded and serves as the Executive Director of the Arts Foundation of St. Andrew, which is dedicated to “enriching spirituality through the power of the arts.” Through music education, community outreach, and visual, literary, and performing arts initiatives, the Arts Foundation is developing artistic haven in the Dallas metroplex.
Additionally, he serves as faculty accompanist for the Greenhill School in Addison and Plano West Senior High School, nurturing a love for music in the lives of students and choirs he supports.
Gregoire’s own rich educational background was fostered by his grandfather’s unfaltering belief in education as the core to one’s identity which can never be taken away.
Gregoire’s final project for his D.M.A., “Toward a ‘Green’ Organ: Sustainability and Organ Building,” combined a personal passion and school-sponsored initiative of sustainability in researching methods organ builders use to directly and indirectly promote sustainable practices in organ building. The project garnered the attention and publicity from the institution, as well as publication of part one in the Spring 2015 issue of The Tracker by the Organ Historical Society.
2016 | Roy and Sue Johnson Award in Organ or Sacred Music in Memory of Robert T. Anderson, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
2012 | E. Power Biggs Fellowship, Organ Historical Society Convention in Chicago
2011 | Induction into Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
2011 | Induction into Golden Key International Honour Society
2009 | Presser Foundation Scholarship Award, St. John’s University: presented to one music student per year within the department for exemplary service and ability
2006 | Young Artist Award, Interlochen Arts Academy: recognition of the top 1% of the
graduating class for outstanding talent, service, and promise.
2006 | Academic Awards in Mathematics and Chemistry, Interlochen Arts Academy
2006 | Salutatorian, Interlochen Arts Academy
2019-present | E. Power Biggs Scholars Committee Member, Organ Historical Society
2016 | Judge for the Semifinal Round of the National Young Artist Competition in Organ Performance, Church of the Transfiguration, Dallas, TX
2014 –2015 | Neighborhood Recital Coordinator, Dallas Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, Dallas, TX
2015 – 2017 | Artist Diploma in Organ, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX. Organ study with Stefan Engels. Piano Study with Alfred Mouledous. Harpsichord study with James Richman.
2012 – 2014 | Doctorate of Musical Arts in Organ Performance, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. Organ study with Kimberly Marshall; collaborative piano study with Russell Ryan. Thesis Topic: “Toward a “Green” Organ: Organ Building and Sustainability.” Committee: Kimberly Marshall, Chair; Sabine Feisst & Russell Ryan, members
2010 – 2012 | Master of Music in Organ Performance, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS. Organ study with James Higdon; additional academic instruction with Michael Bauer.
2006 – 2010 | Bachelor of Arts in Music, (Organ), summa cum laude, St. John’s University, Collegeville, MN. Organ study with Kim R. Kasling; voice with Patricia Kent; piano with Fr. Bob Koopman.
2004 – 2006 | High School Diploma, salutatorian, Interlochen Arts Academy, Interlochen, MI. Organ study with Tom Bara; piano with Michael Coonrod.