Dominick DiOrio

Dominick DiOrio is a conductor and composer who has won widespread acclaim for his contributions to American music. He has been recognized with The American Prizes in both Choral Composition (2014) and Choral Performance (2019, with NOTUS). Since 2012, he has been a member of the faculty at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he serves as Professor of Music (Choral Conducting) and leads the select, new music chamber chorus NOTUS. In July 2020, he became the 14th Artistic Director & Conductor of the Mendelssohn Chorus of Philadelphia, where he has had the honor of preparing the singers for performances with The Philadelphia Orchestra. DiOrio has conducted ensembles around the world, from the Houston Chamber Choir and Choral Arts Initiative in the USA to Allmänna Sången and Ars Veritas abroad. Committed to diversity, inclusion, and representation in artistic programming, DiOrio proudly programs works that reflect the diversity of our world. As a composer, DiOrio's works have appeared at major venues around the world including the Sydney Opera House, Lincoln Center, and Carnegie Hall. He writes music for singers and players of all ages and experiences, and he has filled over 60 commissions by organizations including the Children’s Chorus of Washington, the Worcester Youth Orchestras, The Choral Arts Society of Washington, and “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band. DiOrio recently completed a term as president of the National Collegiate Choral Organization. He served on the Chorus America Board of Directors from 2015-2018.