About the Author
Dominick DiOrio is assistant professor of choral conducting at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he directs NOTUS: IU Contemporary Vocal Ensemble, an auditioned chorus specializing in music of the last fifty years. Under his leadership, NOTUS has performed at both regional and national conferences of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) and as an invited ensemble on the Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) Artist Seriesat Carnegie Hall. He mentors graduate choral conducting majors and also teaches courses in score reading, choral literature, and undergraduate and graduate conducting. He was named a recipient of the 2014-2015 Outstanding Junior Faculty Award-IU Bloomington's highest honor for tenure-track faculty.Dominick DiOrio was the 2014 winner of The American Prize in Composition (professional choral division) with the judges saying 'his depth of vision, mastery of compositional technique, and unique style set him in a category by himself.'