Allan Laino

Allan Laino, College and University Choirs Repertoire and Resources

The Catholic University of America

Washington, DC

American Prize winner Allan Laino, D.M.A. is a conductor, composer, and singer in the DC metro area. He has prepared choral ensembles for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Marin AlsopBSO Pops and Jack Everly, National Symphony Orchestra Pops and Steve Reineke, Piedmont Symphony OrchestraGame of Thrones Live Concert Experience, and the Josh Groban Live National Tour. He recently made his debut on the Kennedy Center stage as a choral conductor for The Kennedy Center Honors, and returned to lead The Washington Chorus in a choral feature for the NSO Pops concerts. He is in demand as a guest conductor and clinician and is engaged to work with Fauquier All-County Chorus, and the DC Honor Chorus. As Co-Conductor of the Sunday Night Singers in 2012, he earned First Prize at the World Choir Games in the Mixed Chamber Choir Champions Division. He is the 2017-2018 winner of The American Prize—Community Chorus Division.
During his doctoral studies at the University of Maryland, College Park, he directed the University Chorale, and was Assistant Conductor for the Chamber Singers when they were featured performers at the 10th World Choral Symposium, performed Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor with the BSO under Masaaki Suzuki, and performed Bach Cantatas 63 and 110 with the NSO under Helmuth Rilling. He served as assistant conductor (La Bohème, Die Zauberflöte, Die Fledermaus) and chorus master (Idomeneo, La Bohème, and Die Zauberflöte) for the Maryland Opera Studio. As part of the MOS New Works Initiative, he music directed the East Coast premiere of Jack Perla’s opera Love/Hate in 2014.
He is a former member of the Choir of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the resident professional chamber choir for which he has also guest-conducted in Masses. He has sung as a soloist and chorister with groups such as The Thirteen, the Yale/Norfolk Music Festival Chamber Choir, The Bridge EnsembleThe Trinity Chamber Orchestrathe Sunday Night Singers, the Horizon Chamber Choir, and the Pacific Chorale. 
Dr. Laino completed his D.M.A. in Choral Conducting at the University of Maryland, College Park (2015). He earned his M.F.A in Choral Conducting (2009), and B.A. in Voice (2006) at the University of California, Irvine.

Email Allan at laino@cua.edu