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.
Aaron Peisner is in his second year of doctoral studies at University of Maryland under Edward Maclary, where he serves as assistant conductor of the UMD Chamber Singers and as the Opera Chorus chorus master. During the 2016-2017 Season, Peisner directed the University Chorale.
In Summer 2017, he served as assistant chorus master and guest lecturer at the second annual Portland Bach Festival in Maine. As a Citizen Schools Teaching Fellow between 2012 and 2013, he led the sixth and seventh grade choirs at Bronx Writing Academy in New York.
Kenneth Elpus, conductor
Founded in 2001, the University of Maryland Treble Choir, an active and integral part of the university’s choral program, is comprised entirely of soprano, mezzo-soprano and alto singers. One of the most popular ensembles on campus, its repertoire spans all styles from classical to contemporary and its membership includes students from diverse fields of study.
Lucas Link is a first-year Master's student in choral conducting at University of Maryland, where he assists Edward Maclary with University Chorale. He currently serves as Director of Music Ministries at ARP Church of the Atonement in Silver Spring, MD. Before his studies at University of Maryland, he worked as a Director of Children's Choirs at Spectrum Christian Homeschool Academy and sang under John Smedstad at Old St. Paul's Church in Baltimore.
Kieun Steve Kim is pursuing his doctoral studies in choral conducting at University of Maryland, where he directs the UMD Men's Chorus. In previous years, he directed the University Chorale, served as Opera Chorus chorus master, and was assistant conductor of the UMD Chamber Singers, which he prepared for performances with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.