Director, Christine E. Gero, joined Roosevelt High School as the Orchestra Director in 2018, after serving as Newport High School Orchestra Director in Bellevue, WA. Prior to teaching in Bellevue, Ms. Gero was Music Department Chairperson and Orchestra Director for the Nyack Public Schools in New York. Ms. Gero received her bachelor's degree in Music, and her master's degree in Music Education from New York University.
Ms. Gero has performed as conductor and violinist in various settings, from Carnegie Hall to the famous rock club CBGB in New York. She has studied violin primarily with Charles Johnston, Yuri Vodovoz of the Alaria Chamber Ensemble (Mannes College), and Joey Corpus in New York City. As a chamber musician, she has performed throughout the New York metropolitan area and in Prague at the Ameropa Music Festival.
Ms.Gero’s work in alternative music genres include studies with acclaimed jazz violinist, John Blake Jr., as well as performances and recording with rock bands and singer-songwriters in New York City and Seattle. She is also regularly invited as a clinician and guest conductor for student groups throughout the Pacific Northwest and New York Metropolitan areas.
Each year, Ms. Gero assembles professional musicians to serve as coaches for sectionals and master classes. See:
2021-2022 Roosevelt Orchestra Coaches