Listen to WCNY Interview with our conductor Dr. Victor Vallo
by DIANE JONES
Dr. Victor Vallo Jr. is an Adjunct Instructor of Music at Le Moyne College whose career includes teaching trumpet, cello, music education, and orchestra at a number of colleges, universities, and public schools. These include Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Education at the College of St. Rose (Albany), Professor of Music and Chair of the Departments of Music at Newberry College (SC), Georgia College & State University (GA) and Immaculata University (PA), and Professor of Music at Anderson University (SC), Jacksonville State University (AL), and Southern Arkansas University.
Dr. Vallo received his Bachelors of Music in Music Education with Performance Honors from Syracuse University, Masters of Music in Music History & Theory from George Washington University, and Ph.D. in Music Education with an emphasis in Conducting from the University of Florida where he was the Graduate Teaching Assistant and Associate Conductor of the University of Florida Symphony Orchestra.
In addition to teaching and performing on Trumpet and Cello, Dr. Vallo has been the Music Director/Conductor of a number of orchestras around the country which include the Newberry Chamber Orchestra at Newberry College (SC), Oconee Regional Symphony Orchestra at Georgia College, Macon Symphony Orchestra (Guest Conductor), Anderson Symphony Orchestra at Anderson University (SC), Arkansas Festival Orchestra, Alabama All-State Orchestra, South Carolina All-State Orchestra, Red Mountain Chamber Orchestra (AL), Greenville Community Chamber Orchestra (SC), Alabama Youth Symphony, Southern Arkansas University Chamber Orchestra, Jacksonville State University Chamber Orchestra (AL), and the PMEA District XII Festival Orchestra (PA).
Dr. Vallo is currently the Music Director/Conductor of the newly-formed Syracuse Chamber Orchestra and in January 2022 became the new Music Director and Conductor of the OASIS Chamber Orchestra.