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 and the University of Guelph Symphonic Choir. In 2012 Dr. Gregorio was awarded the Order of Areté Medal from the University of Southern California and in 2008 he received the Edward Johnson Music Foundation Award.