By Bmorenews Staff
(BALTIMORE – August 25, 2016) – It is with great pride that Bmorenews announces that Greg Schroeder will be among tomorrow’s honorees at Black Wall Street PORT COVINGTON at The City Garage, 101 W. Dickman Street (3 pm). RSVP for this one-of-a-kind business networking experience at http://blackwallstreetportcovington.eventbrite.com.
Who is Greg?
Gregory Schroeder, Jr. is a native of Baltimore, MD and a 2010 graduate of the University Of Maryland, Baltimore County with a Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration of Music & World Culture. His first love has always been in the field of music, having experience playing instruments such as the trombone, percussion, piano and voice. In 2006, he along with his academic advisor, Steve McAlpine, founded an all-improvisational percussion music ensemble named Straight Up Tribal, playing for campus, grade school and community wide events, including Baltimore’s annual Artscape festival and the White House. In 2011, he has written, self-produced and independently released on worldwide music outlets a five song music project called “Songs from Greg’s Vault”, which has gained global attention.
Using his undergraduate studies as a template to teach world music history and appreciation in conjunction with musical instruments of the Bible, Gregory worked as music educator in an elementary Christian private school setting in Owings Mills, MD, writing school plays and giving piano lessons. In 2014 He also used his musical abilities to form a singing chorale at the Thomas Jefferson Elementary Middle School In Baltimore City while working as the computer teacher, and has served as a musician and music director for various churches in the area.
While music has been a source of life inspiration, so has fashion. Having the gift of craftsmanship inherited by his grandmother who was a former professional seamstress, and his mother whom he has seen at the sewing machine for countless hours as a young boy, Gregory became highly interested in the art of apparel handcrafting and style. Very interested in the re-emergence of lapel pins, In 2015 he decided to form ‘Boutonnieres By Greg’, from just a hobby of practicing crafting detailed signature accessories including flower lapel pins, bowties, pocketsquares and cufflinks. Gregory thought it fit and humbling by using his talents to engage individuality and personal uniquess through this mean, and has helped many customers and clients look their best for high school prom night, Black Tie gatherings, television personality appearances, prominent government officials, church and community events, music artists, organizations as well as every day attire.
Since its inception, Boutonnieres By Greg has participated in many vending affairs along the east coast, fashion shows, schools, churches, holidays and community functions. They also been product placed in a total of six retail stores in the Maryland area: Charm City Noir, Angel Park Boutique, both currently located in Fells Point Baltimore, Knot You Vintage Boutique located in the heart of Towson, MD, A Quiet Place LLC, located in Gwynn Oak,MD, Why Not Fashion Boutique formerly located in Arundel Mills Mall in Hanover, MD, and The Way Christian Bookstore formerly located in the Greater Govans area. In June 2016 Gregory has also made a debut television appearance featuring his business on the Baltimore Fox 45 morning news show.
He is excited about the growth of Boutonnieres By Greg and is continuting to serve the community of Baltimore by making sure its citizens are at its fashionable best, representing their distinctiveness and their city.