Ace Gangoso

Ace Gangoso, tenor, enjoys an eclectic musical career in Chicago as a singer, music director, pianist, and teacher. Ace sings with Chicago a cappella, where he has also served as Program Director for the High School Apprenticeship program and has led residencies as part of the organization’s Education Outreach offerings. Ace also adds his voice to the tenor sections of the Chicago Symphony and Grant Park Choruses, and this season joins the vocal chamber quartet Fourth Coast Ensemble.  Ace is the Director of Music Ministry at St. Nicholas Parish in Evanston, where he conducts several choirs and musical groups and plays up to four masses each weekend.  Additionally, he is a pianist for the Chicago Black Catholics Choir and a supplementary staff musician at St. Michael in Old Town.  Ace is also a private voice instructor at Highland Park High School.  A native of Little Rock, Arkansas, Ace moved to the Chicago area in 2010 and currently resides in the Lakeview neighborhood.  He holds Bachelor’s degrees in Music Education and Voice Performance from the University of Central Arkansas, and a Master’s degree in Voice Performance from Northwestern University; he continues voice study with NU Professor W. Stephen Smith. He is a proud alumni member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, the world’s oldest and largest fraternal society in music.