As a member of the University of La Verne Music faculty, Dr. Messoloras is the director of choral activities and head of vocal studies. She conducts the University Chamber Singers, Chorale and teaches conducting. Before coming to ULV, Dr. Messoloras served as director of choirs and chair of the fine arts department at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. Messoloras has also served on the music faculty at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. She has taught courses in conducting, choral methods, diction and vocal pedagogy.
Dr. Messoloras is an enthusiastic musician and teacher, dedicated to inspiring musicians and audiences through a determined passion for musical excellence. A native of New York, Messoloras maintains an active career as a highly sought-after music educator, conductor, clinician and adjudicator. Her ensembles have delivered meaningful and inspirational performances across the United States and on the international stage in both Europe and in Asia, appearing in multiple festivals and competitions and receiving superior ratings and awards.
Most recently, ensembles under Messoloras’ baton have performed for the National Association of Music Educators national conference as well as the Oklahoma State Music Educators conference (2014). Additionally, her ensembles debuted at Carnegie Hall (2015) and toured extensively throughout Shanghai/ Beijing (2013).
Dr. Messoloras earned her doctor of musical arts degree in choral conducting from the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. She is an active member of ACDA, and is currently completing her postdoctoral studies in choral folk music of the Aegean.
D.M.A., Choral Conducting, University of California, Los Angeles