Gilbert Caridad Corella

Gilbert Caridad Corella

Phillips Hall B-146
Mobile: 202-994-9040

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For the past 27 years, Professor Gilbert Corella has been an active performer in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. In 1985 he began his 25-year career with The United States Air Force Band, performing as a guest soloist and conductor, as well as representing the Air Force nationally at conferences and conventions. By combining his musical background with public relations, he retired from the Air Force as the Director of Special Events for the USAF Band.

Throughout his professional career Professor Corella has embarked on a several ventures. He began an instrumental ensemble program at a small community college which eventually grew to what is now the College of Southern Maryland. While there he also served as the principal conductor of the Friendly Hall Chamber Orchestra. In 2005, he founded the Serapis Foundation, whose mission is to promote music education and appreciation. He serves as their executive director.

Professor Corella is currently the tuba-euphonium professor at the George Washington University and Principal Conductor for the Loudoun Symphonic Winds. In his spare time he is a communications specialist for the federal government. His education includes a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from the Catholic University of America: the school’s first-ever graduate in tuba performance. He also earned his Masters degree in Conducting and Performance from George Mason University. Retired Colonel Arnald D. Gabriel and Professor Anthony Maiello are among his most influential teachers, as well as Baltimore Symphony principal tubist David Fedderly and the former National Symphony principal trombonist Milton Stevens.


Bachelor of Music, The Catholic University of America, 1989
Master of Music (Performance and Conducting), George Mason University, 1997
Doctor of Musical Arts, The Catholic University of America, 2005