Derek Gieraltowski

Assistant Music Director

Voice Part:

Tenor 1


3rd Year/Animation


Derek hails from the small but quaint town of Prospect, PA. With a population of slightly over 1000, Prospect's tightly knit community nurtured Derek's desire to explore the world and pursue higher artistry. 
He's always been a bit (a lot) on the dramatic side. Starring in several school and community theatre productions as well as in shows here at RIT, Derek has an extensive theatre background. While he has participated in the marching band and jazz band in high school, his true musical love has always been vocal performance. Derek has participated in several choir festivals, placing 4th in the state on his part senior year, and he was an active member in his high school's chamber singers. He considers himself a dreamer in a lot of ways. Aside from taking Eight Beat to the top, perhaps his biggest dream is to have his own animated television show one day (fingers crossed!!!). Whatever may happen in the future, Derek finds comfort knowing his brothers in Eight Beat will always be there behind him!
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