Kirazian, George Jr.
1963 - 1986; Department Chair, 1966 - 1967; A.B., New York University; M.A., New
Born in 1937 in Jersey City, George Kirazian earned his B.A. in 1959 from New York
University, and soon after completed his graduate studies for an M.A. He relocated to
San Diego and was hired by Grossmont College in 1963 to teach Composition and
Literature; he later served briefly as the English Department Chair, from 1966 to 1967.
However, during that time he hired nine new faculty to the English Department, three of
published author, poet, script writer, choral composer and musician. He has made
significant contributions to the Armenian Poetry Project, and is the author of Easy
Writing: A Practical Guide for Business Professionals. Additionally, he has published
music instruction videos, and released a critically applauded reworking of an
Armenian liturgical composition, Divine Liturgy of the Armenian Apostolic Church.
Kirazian is also a published essayist and lecturer on the subjects of film criticism and
music criticism, and has hosted the popular FM radio program, Reader's Theater. He
is a licensed Real Estate Broker (CA) and a Life Agent (CA).