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Composer and conductor Joseph Gregorio has received commissions from ACDA, Cantus, The Esoterics, and Choral Chameleon, and was awarded a 2015 Commissioning Grant from the Ann Stookey Fund for New Music. Gregorio’s music is published by Areté Music Imprints, E.C. Schirmer Music Company, Walton Music, and Imagine Music Publishing. He is the director of choirs at Swarthmore College and was the founding director of Ensemble Companio, which he led from 2011-2016 and which won the 2012 American Prize in choral performance. Gregorio has also served as assistant conductor of the San Francisco Bach Choir and has taught music theory and musicianship at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and Temple University. Gregorio holds a D.M.A. in Composition from Temple University, where he received a Presidential Fellowship. He also holds master’s degrees in composition from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and in choral conducting from the Yale School of Music, and a B.A. in music from Cornell University. Gregorio studied composition with Steven Stucky, David Conte, Richard Brodhead, Matthew Greenbaum, and Alice Parker, and conducting with Marguerite Brooks, Simon Carrington, and Paul Rardin.

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Bowed Colors 2

Release Date: April 14, 2023
Catalog Number: NV6517
21st Century
Solo Instrumental
On BOWED COLORS 2, violist Brett Deubner tackles a vibrant collection of Bach-inspired compositions for the viola. A bonafide virtuoso of international acclaim, Deubner set his sights on the works of seven American composers, and the result is a dynamic album of showstoppers for the alto voice of the string family. Baroque structure unites with contemporary fervor in this program, and Deubner's solo viola (occasionally accompanied by piano) entwines both, brimming with vigor and precision.