Derek Gieraltowski

Derek Gieraltowski Eight Beat Measure

Sucking at something is just the first step to becoming sorta good at something.

Major: Film and Animation
RIT Year: 1
Eight Beat Year:  1

Derek was brought up in the small town Prospect, PA where he spent most of his days drawing or playing Super Smash Bros. Unlike most of his family, Derek pursued music from an early age and decided to continue pursuing music in college via RIT’s Chamber Singers and 8 Beat Measure. In high school, Derek was a member of the Chamber Singers and the jazz band,  in which he played trombone. He has participated in 10 PMEA choir festivals and earned the place of 4th chair Tenor 2 at the state level during his senior year (an achievement of which he is most proud). He has participated in musicals both in and outside of school. Some roles include Prince Dauntless in Once Upon a Mattress, Gomez Addams in The Addams Family, and The Cat in the Hat in Seussical. He hopes to help 8 Beat Measure push themselves as far as they can go!