Chairperson: Jason Iannuzzi
Jason Iannuzzi is thrilled to be acting as High School Repertoire and Resources Chair for ACDA Eastern Region. Mr. Iannuzzi is serving in his tenth year as Director of Choruses at Lexington High School, where he conducts the Lexington High School Chorale, Chamber Singers (formerly Women’s Chorus), Concert Choir and Madrigal Singers; oversees a large student-directed a cappella program; and serves as Music Director for the spring musical. Mr. Iannuzzi holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education summa cum laude from Westminster Choir College and a Master of Music degree in Conducting from Carnegie Mellon University, where he was a student of Robert Page. An experienced music and drama educator, Mr. Iannuzzi has taught students at the middle, high school and college levels in both public and private school settings for the past eighteen years. He has served as Artistic Director for the Murrysville Festival Chorus and interim director for the Blazing Star Chorale, as well Assistant Conductor to the Bucks County Choral Society, leading that ensemble in a concert tour of Germany and the Czech Republic. As Assistant Conductor of the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, Mr. Iannuzzi prepared the professional, symphonic chorus for performances with the Pittsburgh Symphony and world-renowned maestros including Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Leonard Slatkin, Mariss Jansons, Yan Pascal Tortelier and the late Richard Hickox.
Mr. Iannuzzi also has extensive experience as a director, vocal coach and musical director for opera and musical theater productions. He has served as chorus master and assistant conductor to both Westminster Choir College’s Opera Theatre and Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Music.
Under Mr. Iannuzzi’s direction, Lexington High School choruses have presented seven world premieres, the East Coast premiere of Michael Gandolfi’s Winter Light, and the first complete high school performance of James Whitbourn’s Annelies, and have collaborated with the Lexington and Concord Symphonies, Harvard University Choruses, New England Conservatory Choirs, Boston’s Back Bay Chorale and renowned fiddler Eileen Ivers. His choirs have appeared in a number of important Boston-area venues, as well as on tour in Sweden, Finland, Estonia, China, Greece and Bulgaria. Next January, Lexington High School honors choruses will appear in concert at Carnegie Hall.
Mr. Iannuzzi has presented at the National Convention for the National Association for Music Education and for the Massachusetts chapter of ACDA, and he has adjudicated honors auditions for Massachusetts Western Senior District Chorus and New Hampshire All-State Chorus. He was a contributor to Teaching Music Through Performance in Middle School Choir and Becoming Musical, both published by GIA. His choirs have appeared three times at the Massachusetts All-State Convention. Mr. Iannuzzi has worked with outstanding high school musicians in Westminster’s High School Conservatory Chorale, Princeton High School’s instrumental music department, and Pittsburgh’s Junior Mendelssohn Choir. He was a 2009 nominee as Pennsylvania’s Educator of the Year. A native of New Hampshire, Mr. Iannuzzi currently resides in Lexington, MA with his wife, Allison (an elementary music teacher in Wellesley, MA) and their three sons–Joshua, Luke and Noah.