Allan Laino

Allan Laiño, President-Elect

The Congressional Chorus

Washington, DC

American Prize winner Allan Laiño, D.M.A. is the Artistic Director of the Congressional Chorus, a multi-generational family of choruses that champion the diversity of American music. He also serves as an Associate Conductor with the National Children’s Chorus and Director of Music at Western Presbyterian Church. He has prepared choral ensembles for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, BSO Pops, National Symphony Orchestra Pops, Piedmont Symphony Orchestra, Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience, and the Josh Groban Live National Tour. In 2018, he made his debut on the Kennedy Center stage as a choral conductor, collaborating with The Philip Glass Ensemble and The Washington Chorus in tribute to honoree Philip Glass at The Kennedy Center Honors. While on faculty at Catholic University, the University Singers and Symphony Orchestra performed for The Annual Christmas Concert for Charity at the National Shrine, a televised program broadcast to over 140 countries on EWTN. 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, and was a finalist in two categories for the 2020 American Prize in Composition.


Dr. Laiño was a Diversity Fellowship recipient at the University of California, Irvine, earning his M.F.A in Choral Conducting (2009) and B.A. in Voice/Music (2006). He moved to the DMV in 2012 to pursue his D.M.A. in Choral Conducting (2015) at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Email Allan at: ad[at]