My goal as a teacher is to work in an informed, positive, supportive, and inspiring demeanor to build a relationship of trust that will enable a student to take risks and grow as a performer.
Gina Fiore joined the Conservatory in 1995, is an associate professor of theater, and teaches sophomore musical theater courses. She serves as a musical theater coach/accompanist.
Fiore is a former faculty lecturer for Ithaca College Theater and has extensive experience as a musical director, vocal coach, and accompanist. At Ithaca College, Fiore was the graduate assistant conductor and vocal coach/accompanist for the choral, opera, and musical theater divisions. While there, she was recognized by the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for her musical direction and a cappella arrangements of Stephen Vincent Benet's adaptation of John Brown's Body. Her affiliations include Gateway/Candlewood Playhouse, North Shore Music Theatre, the New Opera and Musical Theater Initiative, Virginia Stage Company, Virginia Opera, and the Hangar Theatre. Fiore has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland, where she conducted productions of A Chorus Line and Chicago. Fiore also served as vocal coach/accompanist for Opera Lirica in Orvieto, Italy.
In 1997, Fiore, along with Conservatory colleague Fran Charnas, launched the first senior showcase in New York City, and she created the first graduate musical theater cabarets in 2014.
Fiore is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda and currently serves as adjunct faculty at the Walnut Hill School for the Arts. She has conducted numerous musical productions at Walnut Hill and serves as staff musical theater vocal coach/accompanist.
Fiore earned a B.M. in piano performance from New England Conservatory, where she studied piano with Patricia Zander, and an M.M. in conducting from Ithaca College. In addition, she earned her Massachusetts music education certification at Boston University School of Music. She was a participant in the Aspen Music Festival, where she studied piano with Aube Tzerko. Later, she studied orchestral conducting with Harold Farberman at the Conductors Institute.