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Joseph Gregorio

Location: Pennsylvania, USA
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A native of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Joseph Gregorio (b. 1979) has studied composition with Steven Stucky, David Conte, and Richard Brodhead. Gregorio’s music has been broadcast on American Public Media’s Performance Today and WQXR’s Choral Mix, has garnered prizes in several competitions, and has been performed in the United States and abroad by numerous and renowned soloists and ensembles. Gregorio was named the 2011-2012 composer-in-residence of New York City ensemble Choral Chameleon, and the 2005-2006 composer-in-residence of the Sonoma County Chamber Singers. His music is published by Areté Music ImprintsE. C. Schirmer Music Company, and the National Collegiate Choral Organization, and has been recorded by the choirs of the St. Olaf Christmas Festival, Concerto Della Donna, the Washington Men’s Camerata,  the Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus, the Rutgers University Glee Club, and the Cornell University Glee Club.

Also active as a conductor, Gregorio is the director of choirs at Swarthmore College.  He is the founding director of chamber choir Ensemble Companio, which won the 2012 American Prize in choral performance. He has co-conducted the Yale Recital Chorus and the Yale Repertory Chorus, and has guest-conducted the Cornell University Glee Club and the Mansfield University Concert Choir. He served from 2004-2006 as the assistant conductor of the San Francisco Conservatory Chorus, and was assistant conductor of the San Francisco Bach Choir from 2005-2007.

Gregorio holds a M.M. in composition with departmental honors from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and a B.A. magna cum laude in music from Cornell University. He also holds a M.M. in choral conducting from the Yale School of Music, where he studied with Marguerite Brooks and Simon Carrington. While at Cornell, Gregorio was the recipient of the Ellen Gussman Adelson scholarship in music and the Thomas Sokol award; while at Yale, he received the Richard French and Hugh Giles prizes in choral conducting. He has participated in the Oregon Bach Festival’s Composers’ Symposium, Alice Parker’s Composers’ Workshop, and the summer program of the European American Musical Alliance. Gregorio was a professor of music theory and musicianship at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music from 2008-2009.  He also taught music theory at Temple University from 2011-2012, where is presently a candidate for the D.M.A. in composition and the recipient of a Presidential Fellowship.


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