World Classical Music Awards 2023 S3 Grand Prize Winner
Dedicated to inspiring musicians and audiences through a determined passion for musical excellence, Dr. Irene Messoloras is Greek-American conductor who maintains an active career as a music educator, clinician, and adjudicator. Her ensembles have delivered meaningful and passionate performances across the United States and on the international stage in both Europe and Asia.
Dr. Irene Messoloras serves as the conductor for the award-winning Hour of Power Choir in the weekly international Christian television program “Hour of Power with Bobby Schuller.” Broadcast in fifty-six countries, the Hour of Power Choir is heard weekly by over 4.3 million viewers.
Additionally, Dr. Messoloras serves as Director of Choral Activities at the University of California, Irvine. She conducts the premier choir and teaches courses in conducting. Messoloras’ ensembles have performed in over 20 international tours, performed in national commercial campaigns, and produced professional music videos and recordings.
Dr. Messoloras is the recipient of numerous awards for creative programming, diversity and inclusivity, and community engagement. As a result of Dr. Messoloras' leadership, her ensembles are pushing the boundaries of choral performance in a variety of ways, including educational initiatives, and innovative partnerships around the world.
Dr. Messoloras received her doctor of musical arts degree in choral conducting from the University of California, Los Angeles at the Herb Alpert School of Music.