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					                                ROMINA DI GASBARRO
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OPERA

Role              Opera                      Composer          Company                              Location                      Year
Mimì              La Bohème                  G. Puccini        American Opera Group                 Chicago, USA                  2002
Micaëla           Carmen                     G. Bizet          Berkeley Opera                       Berkeley, USA                 2001
La Llorona        River of Women             H. Armienta       Music Theatre Collective             San Francisco, USA            2001
Sharon            Master Class               T. McNally        The Willows Theatre                  Concord, USA                  2000
Desdemona         Otello                     G.Verdi           Berkeley, Opera                      Berkeley, USA                 2000
Mimì              La Bohème                  G. Puccini        American Opera Group                 Chicago, USA                  1999
Genovieffa        Suor Angelica              G. Puccini        Onlus Euridice                       Viterbo, Italy                1998


OPERA IN CONCERT, RECITAL & ORIGINAL WORKS

Featured Artist                     Cancer Fundraiser          St. Wilfred’s Parish                 Toronto, Ontario              2008
Featured Artist                     Opening Gala               The Spoke Club                       Toronto, Canada               2008
Opera Night                         Traviata, Bohème excerpts The Big Ragu                          Toronto, Canada               2006 - 2008
Opera In Concert                    Otello excerpts            Place des Artists                    Montréal, Canada              2006 - 2007
Romina Di Gasbarro Ensemble         Music for Art’s Sake       Glenn Gould Studio                   Toronto, Canada               2007
Lazzaroni Neapolitan Ensemble       Luminato Festival          Distillery District                  Toronto, Canada               2007
Featured Artist                     Neapolitan Serenade        The Big Ragu                         Toronto, Canada               2007
Lazzaroni Neapolitan Ensemble       Neapolitan Serenade        The Big Ragu                         Toronto, Canada               2006
Rectial Featured Artist             Sacred Morning             Glebe United Church                  Toronto, Canada               2006
Romina Di Gasbarro Ensemble         Singer Songwriter Feature The Free Times Café                   Toronto, Canada               2006
Romina Di Gasbarro Ensemble         Singer Songwriter Feature The Red Guitar                        Toronto, Canada               2006
Recital Featured Artist             Spanish Gala               The German Cultural Centre           Scarborough, Canada           2006
Featured Artist                     Posteggiatura Napoletana   Various Regional Restaurants         Amalfi Coast, Italy           1997 – 2006
Recital Featured Artist             Forza del Destino excerpts Classical Music Conservatory         Toronto, Canada               2005
Geordie Haley’s Everytime Band      TD Downtown Jazz Festival National Film Board                   Toronto, Canada               2005
Featured Artist                     Metwally & Friends         Café des Artists                     Montreal, Canada              2005
Opera in Concert                    Shattered Glass            Tapestry New Opera Works             Toronto, Canada               2005
Romina Di Gasbarro Ensemble         Singer Songwriter Feature Montreal Bistro                       Toronto, Canada               2005
Recital Featured Artist             Wipes Concerts             Private Locations                    Toronto, Canada               2003 - 2005
Featured Artist                     Earshot                    The Music Gallery                    Toronto, Canada               2003 - 2004
Lazzaroni Neapolitan Ensemble       International Festival     CNE                                  Toronto, Canada               2004
Featured Artist                     Array Music                The Music Gallery                    Toronto, Canada               2002 - 2003
Recital Featured Artist             Christmas Concert          St. Wilfred’s Parish                 Toronto, Canada               2002
Opera Gala                          Otello excerpts            Mississauga Opera                    Toronto, Canada               2002
Gala Concert                        Bohème excerpts            Chicago Cultural Institute           Chicago, USA                  2002
Christmas Opera Gala                Bohème and Otello excerpts Mississauga Opera                    Mississauga, Canada           2002
Opera in Concert                    Bohème excerpts            American Opera Group                 Chicago, USA                  1999 - 2002
Festival Opera Gala                 Varied Opera excerpts      Festival Opera                       Walnut Creek, USA             1999 - 2001
Chamber Concerts                    Varied Opera excerpts      Chamber Arts House                   Berkeley, USA                 1999 - 2001
Berkeley Opera Gala                 Falstaff excerpts          Julia Morgan Theater                 Berkeley, USA                 2000 - 2001
Opera in Concert                    Otello excerpts            Vacaville Arts Society               Vacaville, USA                2000
Opera Gala                          Otello excerpts, Songs     North Bay Opera                      Palo Alto, USA                2000
Opera in Concert                    Rigoletto excerpts         Onlus Euridice                       Vitorchiano, Italy            1999
Opera in Concert                    Turandot excerpts          Onlus Euridice                       Viterbo, Italy                1998
Opera Gala                          Rigoletto excerpts         Teatro Comunale                      Viterbo, Italy                1998
Opera in Concert                    Madame Butterfly excerpts Circolo della Stampa                  Turin, Ialy                   1997
Opera in Concert                    Suor Angelica excerpts     Teatro dei Rozzi                     Siena, Italy                  1995


RECORDINGS
•  Little Rome. Recorded at Cantebury Studios. Toronto, Canada, 2004.
•  Songs by Isabelle Noel. Puppy Studios. Toronto, Canada, 2009.


TV & FILM
•  Omni TV, Noi Oggi. Televised concert from the Glenn Gould Studio and interview with Laura D’Aprile. December 2007.
•  Omni TV, Noi Oggi. Televised concert from the Luminato Festival and interview with Laura D’Aprile. June 2007.
•  Omni TV, Noi Oggi. Televised recording session of Little Rome and interview with Adriana Monti. August 2004.
•  Omni TV, Noi Oggi. Televised concert from the International Festival and interview with Laura D’Aprile . August 2004.
•  Toronto Italian Film Festival. Composed original soundrack for film short, Stranieri in Città by Nico Monteleone. June 2004.
•  RAI TV. Televised opera concert. Italy, July 1998.

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THEATRICAL TRAINING
Acting Coach                        Company                             Production                                       Year
Josemaria Condemi                   Music Theatre Collective            Rio de Mujeres                                   2001
Russell Blackwood                   Berkeley Opera                      Carmen & Otello                                  2000 - 2001
George McGuire                      The Willows Theatre                 Master Class                                     2000
Jose Luis Lopez                     Onlus Euridice Program              Suor Angelica                                    1998


DANCE MOVEMENT
Flamenco, Sevillanas                Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Academy                 Toronto, Ontario             2001 - 2003
Tango, Waltz, Salsa                 The University of Western Ontario                       London, Ontario              1994 - 1995


LANGUAGES. Native Italian and English; Fluency in French and Spanish; Functional German.


AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS
• Canada Council for the Arts grant for Concert Production                                  Toronto, Canada              2007
• Canada Council for the Arts grant for Specialized Recording                               Toronto, Canada              2004
• Dean Goodman Award for Outstanding Achievement in Theatre for Master Class.               San Francisco, USA           2000
• First Place. Senior Grand Opera for Female Voices. Kiwanis Competition.                   Toronto, Canada              1999
• First Place. Senior Grand Opera for Soprano. Kiwanis Competition.                         Toronto, Canada              1999
• Kiwanis Club of Humber Valley Immediate Past Present Award for Solo Voice.                Toronto, Canada              1999
• Accademia Musicale Chigiana di Siena Award for Voice.                                     Siena, Italy                 1997
• Arca Nuova Scholarship for Voice.                                                         Turin, Italy                 1997
• ARRAY Music Young Composer’s Workshop Competition.                                        Toronto, Canada              1995


TRAINING
Teachers                                                                Conductors
Darryl Edwards             Toronto, Canada, 2002 – Present              Dwight Bennett              Mississauga Opera, Canada.
Olivia Stapp               Berkeley, USA, 1999 - 2001                   Francesco Milioto           American Opera Group, USA.
Marjorie Sparks            Toronto, Canada, 1997 – 1999                 Johathan Khuner             Berkeley Opera, USA.
Alda Borelli               Mantua , Italy, 1997                         Scott Parkman               S. F. Music Theater Collective, USA.
Wally Salio                Turin & Milan, Italy, 1995 – 1997            Aldo Ceccato                Teatro Reggio di Torino, Italy.
Marjorie Sparks            Toronto, Canada, 1994                        Romano Gandolfi             Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Italy.

Coaches                                                                 Master Classes
Liz Upchurch               Canadian Opera Company, Canada.              Victoria de los Angeles     Accademia Chigiana di Siena, Italy.
Jose Hernandez             Opera In Concert, Canada.                    Carlo Bergonzi              Accademia Chigiana di Siena, Italy.
Stuart Hamilton            Opera in Concert, Canada.                    Gabriella Tucci             Onlus Euridice per la Musica, Italy.
Max Bullo                  Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Italy.          Arrigo Pola                 Private Studio, Modena, Italy.
Roberto Negri              Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Italy.          Elizabeth Pomes             Royal Conservatory of Music, Italy.
Ron Valentino              San Francisco Opera, USA.                    Franco Donatoni             Accademia Chigiana di Siena, Italy.
Hadley McCarroll           San Francisco Opera, USA.                    Luciano Berio               Accademia Chigiana di Siena, Italy.
James Meredith             Festival Opera, USA.
Marlena Malas              San Francisco Opera, USA.
Dixon Titus                San Francisco Conservatory of Music, USA.
Dixie Ross-Neill           University of McGill, Canada.
Jennifer Matthews          University of Western Ontario, Canada.


PROGRAMS & EDUCATION
•  Diploma in Opera Performance              Onlus Euridice per la Musica e Melodramma              Vitorchiano, Italy            1999
•  Diploma in Opera Performance              Onlus Euridice per la Musica e Melodramma              Viterbo, Italy                1998
•  Diploma in Opera Performance              Accademia Musical Chigiana di Siena                    Siena, Italy                  1997
•  Diploma in Opera Performance              Arca Nuova Accademia di Canto Lirico                   Turin, Italy                  1997
•  Diploma in Opera Performance              Arca Nuova Accademia di Canto Lirico                   Milan, Italy                  1996
•  Artist Diploma in Voice Performance       The University of Western Ontario                      London, Canada                1995
•  Bachelor of Music (Guitar, Education)     The University of Western Ontario                      London, Canada                1994
•  Classical Guitar & Harmony                The Royal Conservatory of Music                        Toronto, Canada               1983 - 1989


TEACHING & COACHING EXPERIENCE
•  Private Instruction. Voice, Diction, Classical Guitar, Piano, Theory, Musicianship, Songwriting. Toronto, Canada. 2002 - Present.
•  Metamorphosis Greek Orthodox School. Classical Guitar program for Grades 4-8. Toronto, Canada. 2008 - Present
•  Cosmo School of Music. Voice, , Classical Guitar, Piano, Theory Musicianship, Songwriting. Toronto, Canada. 2003 - 2007.
•  Guest Instructor for Italian Repertoire Masterclass. Marjorie Sparks Voice Studio. Toronto, Ontario. 2004.
•  Classical Music Conservatory. Voice, Diction, Classical Guitar, Piano, Theory, Musicianship. Toronto, Canada. 2004 - 2006.
•  Columbus Centre. Voice, Theory and Musicianship. Toronto, Canada. 2001 - 2003.
•  Connor School of Business E.S.L. Business English as a Second Language. Milan, Italy. 1995 - 1997.

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                                                        MUSIC EDUCATION

Private Music Studio
Voice, Classical Guitar, Piano, Theory, Musicianship, Songwriting.
2004 – Present
Responsibilities:
     Teach individaul children, young adults and mature students voice, guitar, piano, pedagogy, theory, ear training, musicianship
         skills and music history in classical, new music, jazz and popular forms to all levels.
     Customize repertoire and curriculum based on individual level in performance ability and music knowledge.
     Prepare students for Royal Conservatory examinations.

Metamorphosis Greek Orthodox School - 30 Scarsdale Road, North York, Ontario.
Classical Guitar, Theory.
September 2007 - Present
Responsibilities:
     Teach Grades 4 though 8 Classical Guitar, theory and independent music projects.
     Create and co-coordinate new curriculum in guitar music studies in collaboration with Katherine Filippeos.
     Customize class curriculum based on class level in performance ability and theory knowledge.
     Conduct and mark mid-term and full-term testing.
     Write full-term evaluations.
     Maintenance of guitars, tuning, small repairs.

Cosmo School of Music - 10 Via Renzo Drive, Richmond Hill, Ontario.
Voice, Classical Guitar, Piano, Theory, Musicianship, Songwriting.
August 2003 - February 2006.
Responsibilities:
     Taught individaul children, young adults and mature students voice, guitar, piano, pedagogy, theory, ear training, musicianship
         skills and music history in classical, new music, jazz and popular forms to all levels.
     Customized repertoire and curriculum based on individual level in performance ability and music knowledge.
     Prepared students for Royal Conservatory examinations.

Classical Conservatory of Music - 421 Roncesvalles Ave., 2nd floor, Toronto, Ontario.
Voice, Classical Guitar, Theory, Musicianship.
September 2003 - August 2005.
     Taught individaul children, young adults and mature students voice, guitar, piano, pedagogy, theory, ear training, musicianship
         skills and music history in classical, new music, jazz and popular forms to all levels.
     Customized repertoire and curriculum based on individual level in performance ability and music knowledge.
     Prepared students for Royal Conservatory examinations.

Guest Instructor for Italian Repertoire Master Class. Marjorie Sparks Voice Studio. Toronto, Ontario.
Voice.
September 2004.
     Coached emerging and professional singers on style, diction, language and interpretaion of Italian operatic and art song repertoire.

Centro Scuola – The Columbus Italian Cultural Centre School for the Arts – 901 Lawrence Avenue. West, Toronto, Ontario.
Voice, Theory, Musicianship.
November 2001-June 2003
Responsibilities:
     Taught individaul children, young adults and mature students voice, guitar, piano, pedagogy, theory, ear training, musicianship
         skills and music history in classical, new music, jazz and popular forms to all levels.
     Customized repertoire and curriculum based on individual level in performance ability and music knowledge.
     Prepared students for Royal Conservatory examinations.

Continuing Education for Adults Evening Courses – Northern Secondary School – 851 Mount Pleasant Road, Toronto, Ontario.
Voice Teacher – Chorus Leader
January 1998 – June 1999
Responsibilities:
     Created class outline , performance and choral program and evaluations.
     Taught large class of adults vocal technique through group exercises and individual attention.
     Conducted class in a choral SATB ensemble singing Christmas carols and Broadway songs which was performed for the other
         night classes in the school.
     Taught vocal pedagogy, voice classification, ear training, musicianship and theory.
     Taught music history and vocal classification and pedagody through recordings and video media.
     Lead class discussions on breathing, stage fright, music and arts appreciation in non-art related fields.
                                          ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE IN EDUCATION

ONTARIO LITERACY TESTING EVALUATIONS

Drake International – 2323 Bloor St. West Suite #218, Toronto, Ontario.
Marking for the E.Q.A.O.
2002 –2005.
Responsibilities:
     Marked the Ontario Standardized Literacy Testing on all Grade 10 students throughout the province.
     Assessed, fairly graded and determined final mark of individual student papers.
     Kept confidentiality of examination content.
     Maintained top percentage of marker accuracy and consistency.
E.S.L. – ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

Private Language Tutor – Italy, United States and Canada.
1997 – 2006.
Responsibilities:
     Taught Italian as a second language and Italian diction to classically trained instrumentalists and vocalists.
     Taught English as a Second Language to foreign visitors.
     Created methodology, outline, execution, collecting oral, written and audio materials.
     Created fun, interesting and informative lessons to meet the individual needs of each student so that maximum development,
         results and comfort are achieved.


Toronto Waldorf School Summer E.S.L. Program – 9100 Bathurst Street, Thornhill, Ontario.
E.S.L. Instructor
Summer 1997.
Responsibilities:
      Taught high school students from Japan, Korea, China, South America, Spain, France, Italy and Holland English as a second
          language.
      Created class outline and executed program in a fun and informative way.
      Completed course outline while meeting the needs of each individual student and each cultural group.


Connor Language Institute (Milan, Italy)
Business English as a Second Language Instructor
December 1995 – June 1997.
Responsibilities:
     Taught business English as a second language to high-level executive professionals in companies such as BMW, Montedison,
         Enichem, Helvezia, Pharmacia and Twentieth Century Fox.
     Taught business and personal letter, fax and email writing skills as well as telephone reception skills.
     Taught all areas of grammar, spelling, reading and oral comprehension skills using textbook and audio taped business scenarios as
         comprehension exercises.
     Taught all classes bilingually to communicate challenging concepts, principals, rules and to ensure clarity and comprehension.
     Assisted project managers in organizing and executing presentations to foreign visiting companies as well as in preparation for
         business trips.
     Interpreted and translated both Italian into English and English into Italian daily for clerks, managers and heads of corporations.
     Translated Italian reports into English and English reports into Italian.
     Instructed international cultural differences in business styles regarding language and work ethics in preparation for international
         conferences.
     Devised tests and accomplishing criteria set out by language institute for the linguistic developmental proficiency of each
         individual professional student.




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