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Dominick DiOrio promoted to tenured Associate Professor at Indiana University

diorioConductor Dominick DiOrio ’08 MM, 09′ MMA, ’12 DMA was recently promoted to the tenured rank of Associate Professor of Music in choral conducting at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. At age 31, he is the youngest member of the school’s conducting faculty to achieve this rank.

Additionally, DiOrio was selected by the American Choral Directors Association (ADCA) to participate in their International Conductors Exchange Program with Sweden, where he gave a presentation on new choral music at the Nordic Choral Conference in Malmö alongside fellow YSM alumna Kimberly Dunn Adams ’05 MM. They will repeat this presentation at the 11th World Symposium on Choral Music, held in Barcelona, Spain in July, 2017. MORE

Published May 18, 2016
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Dominick DiOrio ’12 DMA receives Ann Stookey Grant for new choral music

Dominick DiOrioOn February 2, 2014, Dominick DiOrio ’12 DMA was awarded an inaugural grant from the Ann Stookey Fund for New Music. DiOrio, the assistant professor of choral conducting at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, will use the grant to compose a new work for NOTUS: Contemporary Vocal Ensemble.

Ann Stookey was a devoted choral singer and advocated for new music before her death in 2012. The fund, established in her name, supports the commissioning, performing, and recording of new musical works, with a particular focus on choral music. In its first year, the fund awarded grants totaling $36,400 to underwrite the commissioning of new music by five choral organizations. MORE

Published February 24, 2014
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Dominick DiOrio: WFIU’s Featured Artist for July

WFIU Arts & Music
By Anna Coogan

WFIU’s featured artist for the month of July is choral conductor Dominick DiOrio. An Assistant Professor of Music in the Jacobs School of Music, DiOrio was educated at Ithaca College and Yale University.

DiOrio is the director of the Indiana University Contemporary Vocal Ensemble, a group dedicated to the performance of new works for choir. He also teaches conducting and supervises the master’s level choral conducting program. His teaching career began at Lone Star College in Montgomery, Texas, where in just three years, he tripled enrollment in the choral program.

In 2009, DiOrio was one of only 12 conductors invited to Sweden to compete for the Eric Ericson award, the world’s highest honor for choral conductors. In 2012, he made his Carnegie Hall debut as a fellow of the Carnegie Hall Choral Institute. DiOrio has guest conducted choirs including the American Bach Soloists, the Young People’s Chorus of New York City, and the Academy Chamber Choir of Uppsala, Sweden. DiOrio has prepared choruses for performances under conductors including Helmuth Rilling, Valery Gergiev, and Nicholas McGegan.

As an advocate for new music, DiOrio has premiered works by composers including Zachary Wadsworth, Tawnie Olson and Dewey Fleszar. DiOrio is also active as a composer of works for choir, including the opera Klytemnestra, produced in collaboration with Divergence Vocal Theater. He has received awards for his compositions from the American Choral Directors Association, ASCAP, and the Yale Glee Club.

WFIU will feature performances led by DiOrio in our classical music programming throughout the month of July.

Published July 1, 2013
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Dominick DiOrio ’12DMA to join faculty of Indiana University

Dominick DiOrio ’08MM, ’09MMA, ’12DMA has accepted a tenure-track position at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University for next fall. DiOrio will be Assistant Professor of Music in the choral conducting department.

“I am so excited about this new opportunity,” said DiOrio, “and I can’t wait to move to Bloomington to start this next stage of my career.”

Dominick DiOrio is currently Director of Choral Activities and Associate Professor of Music at Lone Star College-Montgomery. He is also a composer, and this year he was named the winner of the 2012 Yale Glee Club Emerging Composers Competition. His new a cappella work Ode to Purcell, scored for SATB chorus and SATB solo quartet, will be premiered in November 2012.

For more information, visit his website.

Published May 18, 2012
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