The music of composer Greg Sanders has been called "powerful" by the New York Times and has received numerous performances in the US and abroad. His music has been featured on National Public Radio, CBS' "Osgood File" and performed on five continents and in every state.
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 Music Festival (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.
Dr. Sanders is currently a Regents Professor of Music at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, serving as Music Theory/Composition Studies Coordinator. He has taught at Bradley University, Arkansas State University, and the University of North Texas.
His numerous commissions include both professional and non-professional groups, as well as works for younger performers. His music is published by TRN Music, LarAsh Music, and Keiser Southern Music. He is a member of Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI).
His music appeals to a broad 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, and he received the 2022-2024 Artist Award from Phi Kappa Phi International Honor Society.