Later on, Iryna studied at the University of Western Ontario and spent two years at the University of North Carolina as a vocal and choir accompanist. She was heard in Montreal recitals with Caroline Holden, Joanne Grant, ‘Camerata West,’ Tristan Lauber, and Nina Farvarshuk, among other soloists. Iryna used to serve as a pianist and music director for Montreal West Operatic Society. She is also an artistic director of the Maisonneuve Music Festival and a music director at Presbyterian Church of Canada.
Iryna teaches students of all levels and all ages at Iryna Gris Music in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec and performs solo and in chamber ensembles.
Iryna is an active member of Canadian Music Teacher Association and a former member of the American Music Teachers Association.