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Herb Alpert Music Center

Full-Time Faculty

Christine Gengaro

Christine Gengaro

Professor, Music History, Voice

Contact Info

Office: HAMC 145
Extension: (323) 953-4000 ext. 2884

Biographical Statement:

Dr. Christine Gengaro has worked at Los Angeles City College for over a decade. She teaches music history, music theory, and voice, and is also an avid writer and researcher. She received her Ph.D. in historical musicology from the University of Southern California in 2005 and her Masters in Vocal Performance from Hunter College (City University of New York) in 1997. Dr. Gengaro has published two books on music: Listening to Stanley Kubrick: the Music in His Films (Scarecrow Press, 2013) and Experiencing: Chopin (Rowman and Littlefield, 2017). She has presented papers in the United States, Europe, and Malaysia, and her published articles on film music and classical music in media appear in numerous journals and books including The Encyclopedia of Hip Hop and The Worlds of Back to the Future. She is currently in the process of editing a new edition of Anthony Burgess’ This Man and Music.

Personal Statement:

Dr. Gengaro has been program annotator for the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra since 2007 and has written program notes for the Mozartwoche concert series in Vienna, the Ford Theatre Foundation, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Camerata Pacifica, and the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. She has also been involved with LACO’s outreach program, Meet the Music, which serves elementary school students in Los Angeles. An award-winning teacher, Dr. Gengaro is passionate about education and is delighted to be part of the Los Angeles Community College District.

A native New Yorker, Dr. Gengaro taught middle school in the New York City Public School system. She has also been a member of numerous bands and performing groups.

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 Upcoming Events

Concert Flyer: Applied Music Completion Concert. December 4, 2019 at 7pm. Herb and Lani Alpert Recital Hall.

Concert Flyer: Studio Jazz Band. December 5, 2019 at 7pm. Herb and Lani Alpert Recital Hall.

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Herb Alpert Music Center 106
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2880

Christine Park
Department Chair


Caroline Reyes
Instructional Assistant


Sam Plotkin
Instructional Assistant


Mailing Address:

Department of Music
Los Angeles City College
Herb Alpert Music Center
855 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90029

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 Office Hours

FALL 2019

Monday - Thursday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-4:00pm

Hours are subject to change.

Los Angeles City College | 855 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles California 90029


Phone: 323.953.4000


Emergency: 323.953.2911