Allan Laino is a third year doctoral Choral Conducting student at the University of Maryland, where he is assistant conductor of the UMD Chamber Singers.
In the Washington DC area, he also serves as Associate Director of the Reston Chorale in Virginia and sings professionally with the Basilica of the National Shrine in the District of Columbia.
As co-director of the UMD Chorale, he prepared the ensemble for collaborations with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and National Symphony Orchestra in 2013.
On the operatic stage, Laino served as Music Director for Jack Perla’s Love/Hate, Assistant Conductor for Die Fledermaus, La Bohème, and Die Zauberflöte, and Chorus Master for Mozart’s opera seria Idomeneo.
Additionally, he co-directed the Sunday Night Singers, ensemble that earned First Prize in the Mixed Chamber Choir category at the 2012 World Choir Games.
Laino holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Choral Conducting and Bachelor of Arts in Voice Performance, both from the University of California, Irvine.