Dr. Irene Messoloras

Professional Experience

A native of New York, Irene Messoloras continues to build a growing career as a musician, serving as conductor for many prestigious institutions. Dr. Messoloras is currently the Director of Choral Activities at Gonzaga University where she oversees the choral and vocal music program. Prior to her appointment at Gonzaga University, Irene Messoloras served on the faculty of Santa Monica Community College and Malibu High School.

Before Moving to Washington, Dr. Messoloras served as Assistant Conductor for the Angeles Chorale, one of the largest community choruses in the Los Angeles area.  In 2008, under her direction, the UCLA Chorale made its first international appearance in over a decade at the invitation of Universities in Beijing and Shanghai.

Dr. Messoloras received her DMA from UCLA in 2008 where she served as the assistant conductor of the UCLA Chorale, and UCLA Symphony, conductor of the University Chorus, and founding director of the UCLA Women’s Ensemble.  Her dissertation research focuses on the arranging of Greek folk song for modern Chorus.

Research

Dissertation, East Meets West: Arranging traditional Greek folk song for modern chorus
Master Thesis, The Different editions of the Mozart Requiem