John Creger lives in Ashland, Virginia. He is a professional player of:
He is also a Vocalist, and Small business owner.
John came to Richmond, Virginia in 1978 to play String Bass with The Richmond Symphony Orchestra upon graduation from Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, Virginia. Soon afterward, he also took a position with Henrico County Public Schools as an Orchestra Director and Classroom Teacher.
Henrico County wraps around the nothern part of Richmond, and is included in the Greater Richmond Region. Henrico is the fifth-most populous county in Virginia. Ashland is located a few miles to the north of the county up U.S. 1 and I-95.
During his tenure with Henrico, John developed one of the largest and most active string programs in Central Virginia. As a guest conductor for many All-County, Regional and Festival Orchestras throughout the State, John also served as adjudicator and chairmen for many such events. His compositions and arrangements for String Orchestra have been performed by numerous student groups throughout the area.
His Electronic Music Lab, developed through a technology grant process, was the first such facility in the region, leading John to present on emerging technologies in the field of music production and performance at state education conventions. Upon his retirement from teaching in 2008, John held the position of Fine Arts Department Chairman at Brookland Middle School in Henrico County.
As a freelance musician, John continues to play upright/string/double bass, electric bass guitar and acoustic guitar in numerous duos, combos, chamber ensembles and pit orchestras. Those groups' music encompasses a variety of styles including:
He's been writing music for many years, mostly as an individual endeavor. He currently plays with his two bands:
(Both are a wonderful group of musicians, and are some of the best of the best, musically and personally.)
He also plays with the:
In addition to his playing, he also owns and operates BTR AudioVideo Inc, an audio and video recording studio. It specializes in solo artists, bands, singer/song writers, voice over and concert audio and video production.
When not writing or making music, or running BTR AudioVideo, John is devoted to spending time with his growing family, while also enjoying:
John maintains a web presence on Facebook, Instagram and at the following websites: