Gregory Hand is Assistant Professor of Organ at the University of Iowa. Prior to this appointment he held the position of University chapel organist at Northwestern University, where he also taught in the Music Theory department. He was awarded the doctorate of Musical Arts degree from the University of Michigan, where he studied with James Kibbie. He is increasingly in demand as an organist and pedagogue, and has performed in the United States, Spain, France, Germany, England, and Brazil. A featured clinician for the 2011 Regional Convention of the American Guild of Organists (Region VI), he also served on the faculty for the 2011 Spanish Organ Music Seminar. Gregory Hand has participated in several international organ competitions, including the Grand Prix de Chartres (France), St Albans (England), Prix André Marchal (France), and the Dublin International Organ Competition. He is also active as a harpsichordist and continuo player. Recent engagements include Giulio Cesare with Lyric Opera of Chicago, Il ritorno d’Ulisse with Chicago Opera Theater, and several concerts with Ars Antigua, a Chicago-based period ensemble.