• Irene Gregorio

    (510) 432-9971



  • Education

    • 2008 - 2012 Doctor of Musical Arts, University of Southern California, Major: Keyboard Collaborative Arts, Minor: Ethnomusicology, Jazz Piano, Conducting
    • 2000 - 2002 Master of Music, University of Michigan, Major: Piano Accompanying and Chamber Music
    • 1995 - 1999 Honours Bachelor of Music, University of Western Ontario, Major: Piano Performance, Minor: Percussion, University Gold Medal
    • 1999 ARCT, Royal Conservatory of Music, Major: Piano Performance, First class honours
  • Employment

    • September 2002-2008 California State University, East Bay, Lecturer of Collaborative Piano, Hayward, California
    • September 2012-present California State University, Los Angeles, Staff Pianist, Los Angeles, CA
    • June 2009-present LA Opera, Pianist/Teaching Artist, Los Angeles, CA
    • March 2012-present Los Angeles Children's Chorus, Pianist, Pasadena, CA
    • May 2011-2013 Unitarian Universalist Church of Santa Monica, Associate Music Director, Santa Monica, CA
    • September 2011-June 2013 Beverly Hills High School, Pianist/Assistant Music Director, Beverly Hills, CA

    CSU Chancellor’s Doctoral Fellowship, 2008-2012, for Doctoral Study at the University of Southern California
    CSU Doctoral Mini-Grant, 2010, for Research Project in Philippine Chamber Music and Art Song at the University of the Phillippines, Diliman.
    Canada Council for the Arts, Professional Musicians grant, 2009
    Canadian Women in Doctoral Study, 2008.
    CSU Faculty Support Grant, 2006 “Operatic Study at the American Institute of Musical Studies, Graz, Austria”
    Ontario Arts Council, 1999, National Youth Orchestra of Canada touring grant.


    LA Opera, Huntington Lecture Series, San Marino, CA
    “Women, Law and the French Revolution”. Lecture-Recital with Maestro James Conlon and LA Opera singers, 2015.

    Unitarian Universalist Church of Santa Monica, CA
    “Music and its Power. Guest Speaker/Musician, 2013.

    University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
    “The Age of Filipino Classicism”. Doctoral Lecture-Recital, 2013

    University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
    “Cosi fan tutte”. Conductor/Director of Semi-staged opera with orchestra, 2012.

    University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines.
    Master teacher for Song Interpretation Class, School of Music, 2011

    Silliman University, Dumaguete, Philippines. Piano Accompaniment masterclass and lecture, 2006.

    Areon Flutes Summer Institute, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
    “Effective Collaboration with an Accompanist”, 2008

    California State University, East Bay, Scholar-OLLI series, " Mozart operas", with Professor Emeritus David Stein, 2007

    Northern California Flute Camp, 2005
    “Effective Collaboration with an Accompanist”
    “The Interpretation of Bach Flute Sonatas”


    Teaching Artist, LA Opera, 2010-present
    -music outreach and teaching residences at elementary, middle and high schools in LA area.

    Project Manager, Street Symphony, Los Angeles, 2015
    -grant writing for non-profit organization presenting live concerts to homeless and incarcerated populations in Los Angeles

    Artistic Director of Musica delle Donne, California State University, East Bay, 2003-2008

    -An annual festival featuring the compositions of women composers. Programmed, contracted and performed works for the 3-day festival.

    Faculty-in-Residence, Cailfornia State University, East Bay, Residential Life 2006-2008

    -Acted as faculty mentor for residents of on-campus housing, presented academic and social programs to undergraduate and graduate residents, collaborated with campus faculty to increase student/faculty interaction

    Associate Director, California State University, East Bay, Centre for Filipino Studies, 2005-2008

    -Developed strategic plan for Filipino Studies curriculum, community outreach programs, cultural symposia, and collaboration with Filipino-American Students Association


    California State University, East Bay
    Accompanist Search Committee, 2008

    -assisted in developing audition/interview for prospective applicants

    Applied Music Committee, 2006
    -Co-revised policies and performance requirements for Applied Music program

    Scholarship Committee, 2006
    -Co-ordinator of Incoming Student Scholarship Auditions

  • Publication

    • "View from the Piano Bench", "Anacrusis, the publication of Choral Canada", _33 #1_, 2014
  • Skills

    • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish lyric diction