Born in 1957, the music of American Composer Greg Sanders has been called "Powerful" by Tim Page of the New York Times and is in demand both in this country and abroad. His music has been featured on National Public Radio, CBS' "The Osgood Files" and has been performed on almost every continent and in all 50 States. His numerous commissions include both professional and non-professional groups, as well as works for younger performance groups. His music is published by Southern Music, MMB Music, LarAsh Music, and TRN Music . He is a member of Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI).
Performances of his music include the Indianapolis Symphony, Samara National Symphony (Russia), Boston Metropolitan Wind Symphony, Lakeshore Wind Symphony (Milwaukee), Peoria Symphony, Northeast Arkansas Symphony, Central Illinois Youth Symphony, North/ South Consonance (NY), Gregg Smith Singers, Res Musica International Festival, Bodensee (Germany), Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, Philadelphia New Music Festival, Memphis New Music Festival, Saint Louis Cathedral (LA), DCI (Drum Corp International), University of Taipei (Taiwan), University of Melbourne, Royal Danish Marine Band, the Kitakyushu (Japan)Wind Festival as well as over 1100 universities and secondary school performances.
His music appeals to a wide spectrum of listeners as demonstrated by many favorable reviews and numerous awards. Honors include composition awards and grants from Broadcast Music Incorporated, Texas Orchestra Directors Association, The Continental Harmony Project American Composer’s Forum, Sigma Alpha Iota, ASCAP, College Band Directors National Association, Phi Kappa Lambda, MENC, National Federation of Music Clubs, Music Teacher National Association, and the Lilly Foundation. His orchestral work “Prairie Dreams: The River’s Echo” was nominated for the 1992 Pulitzer Prize.