Joseph Gregorio

Joseph GregorioA native of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Joseph Gregorio is equally at home composing and conducting. His 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 at such venues as the Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, the National Cathedral, and the Basilica di San Marco in Venice. Gregorio received a Commissioning Grant from the Ann Stookey Fund for New Music; he has also received commissions from Cantus and the ACDA Women’s Commission Consortium. He served as composer-in-residence of New York City ensemble Choral Chameleon and of the Sonoma County Chamber Singers. Gregorio’s music is published by Areté Music Imprints, ECS Publishing, Walton Music, and Imagine Music Publishing, and has been recorded by the choirs of the St. Olaf Christmas Festival, Concerto Della Donna, the Washington Men's Camerata, the John Alexander Singers, the Rutgers University Glee Club, the Millikin University Men’s Choir, the Cornell University Glee Club, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Concert Choir, The Capital Hearings, and Duo Del Sol.


Also active as a conductor, Gregorio is the director of choirs at Swarthmore College. In 2011 he founded chamber choir Ensemble Companio, which won the 2012 American Prize in choral performance, and which he directed until 2016. Gregorio has co-conducted the Yale Recital Chorus and the Yale Repertory Chorus, and has guest-conducted the Swarthmore College Orchestra, the Cornell University Glee Club, and the Mansfield University Concert Choir. He served from 2004 to 2006 as the assistant conductor of the San Francisco Conservatory Chorus and was assistant conductor of the San Francisco Bach Choir from 2005 to 2007.


Gregorio’s principal composition teachers were Steven Stucky, David Conte, Richard Brodhead, Alice Parker, and Matthew Greenbaum. Gregorio holds a D.M.A. in composition from Temple University, where he was a Presidential Fellow. He also holds a M.M. in composition with departmental honors from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, a M.M. in choral conducting from Yale University, and a B.A. magna cum laude in music from Cornell University. While at Yale, Gregorio studied conducting with Marguerite Brooks and Simon Carrington, and received the Edward Stanley Seder, Richard French, and Hugh Giles prizes in choral conducting. He was a professor of music theory and musicianship at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music from 2008-2009 and taught music theory at Temple University from 2011-2012. For more information, visit