Kristof Van Grysperre, DMA


Adjunct Professor, Area Director of Vocal Studies

Phone: (626) 815-3848

Email: [email protected]

Office Location: Warren Music Center, Room 225

Kristof Van Grysperre, DMA, a native of Belgium, has an international career as a pianist, chamber musician, vocal coach, and conductor. He has conducted highly acclaimed productions at the Long Beach Opera, New York City Opera, and Chicago Opera Theater. Over the past decade Van Grysperre built a repertoire of over sixty operas conducting performances for Opera Pacific, Baltimore Opera Studio, Intimate Opera Company, USC Opera, Cal State Los Angeles and Azusa Pacific University. A highly sought-after coach for singers and conductors, he has been engaged by various organizations, including Tanglewood Music Center Vocal Program, Aspen Opera Center, Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra, SongFest, California Conducting Workshop and University of Southern California, where he also served as acting music director of the USC Thornton Opera. He established flourishing coaching studios in Pasadena and Long Beach.


  • DMA, Keyboard Collaborative Arts, University of Southern California, 2005
  • MM, Orchestral Conducting, University of Southern California, 2002
  • MM, Keyboard Collaborative Arts, University of Southern California, 2000
  • Diploma in Piano, Royal Music Conservatory of Liège, 1998


  • Concert Diploma in Chamber Music, Royal Music Conservatory of Ghent, 1995

Academic Area

  • School of Music (College of the Arts)


  • Vocal Coaching
  • Piano Performance
  • Opera
  • Keyboard Collaboration
  • Conducting

Courses Taught

  • GMUS 541A – Professional Vocal Coaching
  • GMUS 541B – Advanced Vocal Coaching
  • MUS 486 – Opera Workshop