Before accepting the position of Direct of Choirs at St. Martin’s, Gabe Alfieri, PhD, was the choir’s bass soloist for many years. He is an active professional vocalist, teacher, and music scholar. He has taught at the New England Conservatory, Providence College, and elsewhere, in both the studio and classroom, as well as directing; currently, he serves on the music faculty at Salve Regina University in Newport, RI. He holds a Bachelor’s degree summa cum laude in voice performance, two Master’s degrees with academic honors in voice/pedagogy and musicology, and a Ph.D. in historical musicology. He brings to his work with the choirs at St. Martin’s the experience of a singer, a voice teacher, and a historian.