About Me

Robert Giracello, PhD

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Robert Giracello is a composer, performer and educator who lives in Southern California.

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Psalms for Ordinary Time and Advent!

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August 14, 2017 10:30am PST


COTR Podcast...

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Aug 11, 2017 10:30am PST


My newest book "Memoirs of the Bullet"!

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Aug 10, 2017 10:30am PST

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Robert Giracello, PhD
     Robert is an accomplished composer, teacher, and musician who lives and works in Souther California.  He received his PhD in music composition from UC Riverside in 2010.  Topics of study included the life and writings of Arthur Farwell, theatrical and musical analysis of the works of Stephen Sondheim, and electronic music composition using ChucK programming.  He currently teaches at Palomar College and is Director of Music for Church fo the Resurrection, Escondido.

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About my Church Service

I have been Director of Church of the Resurrection for 10 years, and in that time have written hundreds of psalms, songs, and service music for the Diocese of San Diego.  My best work is available here on this site!

What I Do:


     I have a PhD in music composition that I received from UC Riverside in 2010.  My "classical" music composition in this vein has been described as, "theatrical in nature," "engaging, prolific, and of stunning virtuosity," and also, "hard.  Wicked hard."  I like to write for professional ensembles, school bands and choirs, and soloists.  I also do film and video game soundtracks.  If you're interested in having a commission for you or your group, let me know.  I'm very, very, cheap.


     I have been teaching for more than half my life, as a private instructor of piano, guitar, trumpet, compostion, theory, and voice.  I also teach at Palomar College, and have taught courses at UC Riverside and Miracosta college.  On ocassion, I serve as an instructor for clinics and summer camps, most notably for North County DanceArts, where I am their Musical Theater vocal coach. 


     I am Director of Music and Liturgy for Church of the Resurrection in Escondido, which means I play a lot of piano, organ, guitar and keyboard.  I usually play all the English church services, and ocassionally bilingual and Spanish services.  I do weddings, funerals, and quinceneras in English, Spanish, and Tagalog.  I have a great team of volunteers in my ministry, five volunteer ensembles, and I love them! 


Contact me about composing, arranging, or performing!