Location: New York, USA
An avid choral conductor and specialist in sacred music, Gus Chrysson is the Archdiocesan Cathedral’s Director of Music, where he conducts the acclaimed Cathedral Choir for Sunday Liturgies and feast days. At the Cathedral, he oversees an extensive Music Ministry that features the Cathedral Concert Series, anchored by the beloved Cathedral Christmas Concert. Furthermore, he leads educational workshops in music and provides musical services for Cathedral weddings and special events.
As a voice teacher, Gus has taught voice at Columbia University-Teachers College, the Community Music School of the UNC School of the Arts, and at NYU’s Gallatin School. As a guest lecturer and clinician, Gus frequently presents workshops on vocal and choral techniques for schools, churches, and universities throughout the country. Pedagogically, his research interests lie in the areas of vibrato, pharyngeal space and the formation of vowels, and the effects of reflux disorders (GERD and LPR) on the singing voice. His students have appeared in opera, on the concert stage, on national tours of Broadway musicals, and with the Walt Disney Company.
Gus holds a Master’s Degree in music and music education from Columbia University, with a concentration in the teaching of singing and choral conducting. Additionally, he holds a Bachelor’s Degree in voice performance from New York University.