Dominic Gregorio - In Memorium

Music Department
Associate Professor, Director of Choral Activities

Office: RC 256.8
Phone: 306-585-5538

Dr. Dominic Gregorio recently completed the first Doctoral dissertation on the choral music of Tarik O’Regan (b. 1978) and is interested in new movements in choral music, interdisciplinary performance, and exploring the broad spectrum of vocal ensemble music. Dr. Gregorio is studying the choral and vocal music of the Philippines and is researching the choral music of Asia. In Los Angeles, Dr. Gregorio explored using music for social change with the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles, with numerous high school presentations, a conference presentation and a published paper. As a baritone, Dr. Gregorio is interested in German lied and French chanson performance, and undertook specialized training at the Vienna University of Music. Trained in the birthplace of yoga, Rishikesh, India, Dr. Gregorio teaches yoga for musicians and is interested in the benefits of yoga, meditation and breathing exercises for singers. 

Dr. Gregorio is a former conductor of the McMaster University Choir, the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles, USC Thornton Opera, USC Thornton Apollo Men’s Choir, Toronto Singing Out, Siren- the University of Guelph Women’s Choir, and is a former assistant conductor of the Guelph Youth Singers, USC Thornton Chamber Singers, the Taipei Philharmonic Foundation (台北愛樂) and the University of Guelph Symphonic Choir.

  • DMA (Choral Music, University of Southern California) 2012
  • MMus (Triple Major: Choral Conducting, Voice Performance, Music History), Temple University) 2005
  • Hon. BA (Music, University of Guelph) 2002
  • 2012 - Order of Areté Medal, University of Southern California
  • 2012 - conducted the McMaster University Choir in Orff's "Carmina Burana"
  • 2011 - Conducted the McMaster University Choir in the Duruflé "Requiem" and Bernstein Chichester Psalms
  • 2011 - published "Confronting homophobia at school: High school students and the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles, a positive partnership" in the Journal of LGBT Youth with Dr. Greg Knotts of California State University, Northridge
  • 2010 - Conducted the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles at Walt Disney Concert Hall, “Sure On This Shining Night”
  • 2010 - Presented “Using Choral Music in Schools for Social Change at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force “Creating Change” Conference in Dallas, Texas with the Turtle Creek Chorale
  • 2010 - Conducted the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles at the Hollywood Avalon Theatre, “L’Amour”
  • 2010 - Chorus Master for the USC Thornton Opera, Wagner “Das Liebesverbot”
  • 2009 - Conducted the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles on the nationally televised “KCET Holiday Celebration from Dorothy Chandler Pavilion”
  • 2009 - Presented “Laramie Project: 10 Years Later” at the Santa Monica Broad Stage, a joint world premiere with GMCLA and Speak Theatre Arts
  • 2009 - Performed Dominic Argento’s baritone song-cycle “The André Expedition” with pianist Dr. Hye-Young Kim
  • 2009 - Association of Choral Directors of America Graduate Student Conducting Competition Semi-Finalist
  • 2008 - Edward Johnson Music Foundation Award
  • 2008 - Conducted the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles at the Association of Choral Directors of America, Western Division Conference in Anaheim, California
  • 2005 - Presented lectures in Vocal Pedagogy and IPA at the Taipei International Choral Festival (台北國際合唱音樂節)
  • 2004 - Presser Music Foundation Award, for Orchestral Conducting and German lied training at the Wiener
  • 2002 - Westminster Choir College Graduate Voice Competition Winner
  • 2002 - Published “To Hear Again” in The Musician’s Spirit, edited by Dr. James Jordan