Diana Clark (Port Moody, BC)
Diana Clark is Artistic Director of Coastal Sound Music Academy, a multi-level choral organization that is based in Metro Vancouver. With an eclectic background that includes a Master’s Degree in Music Performance and top program honours in a Master of Music Education from Northwestern University, Illinois, Diana is recognized for her creative work with young singers and has served as a clinician across Canada. She has been teaching music in schools for 23 years, and also served as district Fine Arts Coordinator and sessional faculty for a University of Victoria program that she initiated specifically for Elementary music teachers in Coquitlam School District. Offering practical strategies and using choral music as a spring board for learning, are hallmarks of Diana’s presentations for educators.
Diana has been a member of the BC Choral Mentorship Project since its inception. This grassroots professional development collective provides ongoing conducting and choral music studies with principal mentors Geoffrey Boers and Richard Nace.
In 2015, Diana was the recipient of the national Society for Educational Visits and Exchanges in Canada Ambassador Award, for exceptional leadership and dedication to youth through SEVEC’s Youth Exchanges programs.
As a member of the Choral Canada/Canada Choral Advocacy committee, Diana was inspired by all of the profound work and choral artistry that is happening in Canada. She is proud to serve the Choral Canada community as Vice President, Advocacy.
Dominic Gregorio (Regina, SK)
Dominic Gregorio is Director of Choral Activities and Assistant Professor of Choral Music at the University of Regina where he conducts the University Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, teaches voice, vocal pedagogy, conducting and is an occasional conductor of the University Orchestra. Dr. Gregorio graduated with the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Conducting, Music Education and Voice from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles in 2012 and was awarded the USC Order of Areté Medal, the highest honour accorded graduate students upon graduation. Dr. Gregorio also holds a triple major Masters of Music degree from Temple University with majors in Choral Conducting, Voice Performance and Music History, and an Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Guelph. Dr. Gregorio is a former chorus master of the USC Thornton Opera, former conductor of the McMaster University Choir, the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles, 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. Dr. Gregorio has won numerous awards including the Presser Music Award which enabled him to live and study for a semester in Vienna, Austria, the G. Nixon Leadership Award, the Carrow Teaching Award, the Edward Johnson Foundation Award, and is listed in the “Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities.” In 2009, Dr. Gregorio was a semi-finalist in the ACDA Graduate Student Conducting Competition and in 2002 was the winner of the Westminster Choir College Graduate Voice Competition. As a baritone soloist, Dr. Gregorio has recently performed with the Per Sonatori Baroque Ensemble, the Regina Philharmonic Choir, the Regina Symphony Orchestra and the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra.