Derek Granger

JAS Faculty

Instruments: Choir, Voice
Education: B.M.E., University of Arizona
Currently Teaching: Summer Programs

Derek Granger is the Director of Choirs at Flowing Wells High School in Tucson, Arizona. Under his direction, the Flowing Wells Choirs have maintained an active presence in the community, have earned numerous superior ratings at state and local festivals, and were invited to perform with the University of Arizona Community Chorus (2015) and the Tucson Symphony Orchestra (2016). Past teaching experience includes teaching vocal jazz with Christian Youth Theatre of Tucson and beginning band with Basis Charter Schools.

A native of Las Vegas, Nevada, Derek graduated from the University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music in 2011 with degrees in Music Education and Saxophone Performance. Summer studies have included choral conducting institutes at Westminster Choir College and the Eastman School of Music.

Active in the Tucson arts community, Derek is a member the Presidio Saxophone Quartet and regularly performs with Arizona Repertory Theatre, Artifact Dance Company, and The Rogue Theater. Derek will begin his MM graduate studies at Indiana University in the fall of 2017, where he will hold the position of Associate Instructor of saxophone.