Gerard Floriano

Professor of


Brodie 124
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

Gerard floriano

Faculty Information


  • Conductor
  • Artistic Director of the Rochester Opera Factory
  • Co-Artistic Director of Mercury Opera Rochester
  • Director of Choral Activities, Memphis State University
  • Director of Greater Buffalo Youth Orchestra


  • Chamber Singers
  • Festival Chorus
  • Spectrum Women's Ensemble
My Classes

MUSC 160:
Choral Organizations

    Each of the choruses provides the student with the opportunity to perform a broad variety of musical literature appropriate for that particular ensemble. Special emphasis is placed on the development of good choral technique and vocal production, musical sensitivity, and excellence in performance. The regular rehearsal schedule of each ensemble, which is printed in the Master Schedule of classes for any given semester, is supplemented by required attendance at extra rehearsals and performances on and off campus listed in the calendar accompanying the syllabus for any given semester. Choruses, offered when demand is sufficient, include Chamber Singers, Spectrum, Men's Chorus, and Festival Chorus. Admission is by permission of instructor following audition (audition times for any given ensemble are given in the Master Schedule of classes); special registration procedures are handled by the music department.

MUSC 365:
Conducting I

    An introduction to the conductor's art. Training in the basic patterns and gestures of conducting; special exercises in aural development; score reading and analytical skills for score study; rehearsal techniques. Emphasis will be placed upon choral literature and vocal development. (Attendance at musical performances will be required.) Prerequisites: MUSC 211. Offered in fall, odd years, if demand is sufficient