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Anthony Maiello
Anthony Maiello




Anthony J. Maiello (Oakton, Virginia) conducts music festivals, adjudicates ensembles, and presents clinics, lectures, and workshops throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Bahamas, and Europe. Maiello conducted musical activities for the Gold Medal Ceremonies at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York. Maiello was appointed an Honorary Conductor of The United States Navy Band. He participated in the National Conducting Institute with Leonard Slatkin and the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C. In 2010, Maiello was inducted into the Bands of America Hall of Fame.  

Maiello received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in music education from Ithaca College in 1965 and 1967, respectively, and has extensive experience teaching in public schools and at the university level. While at the Crane School of Music, Maiello served as a Professor of Music and Chairman of Performance. Presently Associate Director and a Professor of Music at George Mason University’s School of Music, Maiello conducts the GMU Repertory Orchestra and teaches graduate and undergraduate courses. 

Maiello is the author of Conducting Nuances and Conducting: A Hands-On Approach. He is a co-author of 21st Century Band Method. In 2012, Maiello was presented with the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia “Signature Award” and received a GRAMMY Music Educator Award. Maiello is the founder and Conductor Emeritus/Artistic Director of the American Festival Pops Orchestra, a professional ensemble in the greater Washington, D.C., metropolitan area dedicated to promoting and performing the finest in American popular music.