Location: California, USA
Allan Laino is a third year DMA Choral Conducting student at the University of Maryland. He is an Assistant Conductor for the UMD Chamber Singers and the Associate Director of the Reston Chorale. As a director of the University Chorale from 2013-2014, he prepared the ensemble for collaborations with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and National Symphony Orchestra in Fall 2013. From 2012-14, he served as Music Director (Love/Hate), Assistant Conductor (Die Fledermaus, La Bohème, Die Zauberflöte), and Chorus Master (Idomeneo) for the Maryland Opera Studio. He served as co-director of the Sunday Night Singers when the group earned First Prize in the Mixed Chamber Choir category at the 2012 World Choir Games. He is a professional chorister at the Basilica of the National Shrine in Washington, D.C. He earned his MFA in Choral Conducting (2009) and BA in Voice (2006) at the University of California, Irvine.