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Greg Mudd – Course Leader, (CME)

Greg Mudd, MMus, PgCLTHE, BA (Hons), Dip.Mus, SFHEA, is a widely experienced musician and lecturer. He is the Professor of Bass Guitar and Jazz at the Royal Marines School of Music and Royal Military School of Music (Alford Schools of Military Music) and a Senior Lecturer of Popular Music at Solent University, Southampton.

Greg’s musical career began with studying the Double Bass under supervision of renowned bassist, Barry Glynn. He performed with youth ensembles including the Dorset and Wessex Youth Orchestras,  and productions such as: The Buddy Holly Musical (Tivoli Theatre); Basso Profundo (Royal Festival Hall); and The Classics with The Big Little Theatre Company (Winter Gardens, Bournemouth). As a teenager he also began learning the electric bass guitar, which became his principal instrument. 

Greg has performed with many different bands and ensembles in a wide variety of venues and settings, from aircraft carriers, festivals and concert halls, through to weddings and corporate functions. Alongside teaching and performing, Greg regularly undertakes recording and session work and has recorded in numerous music studios including Winterland Studios in Minneapolis.

Alongside his professional work, Greg has obtained qualifications including: a Higher Diploma in Popular Music Performance (Middlesex University); a Diploma in Music (The Open University); Bachelor of Arts in Humanities with Music (The Open University); a Master’s Degree in Musicology (University of Southampton); and a Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (Solent University). He is also recognised as a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Currently, he is midway through a (part-time) PhD. His research focuses on composing for the bass guitar.