The American conductor, tenor singer and music teacher, Allan Laino, earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Voice (2006) and his his M.F.A degree in Choral Conducting (2009) at the University of California, Irvine. He completed his D.M.A. in Choral Conducting at the University of Maryland, College Park. He studied voice with Darryl Taylor and Steven Kronauer, and conducting with Edward Maclary, Joseph Huszti, James Ross, and Stephen Tucker.
Allan Laino worked with various ensembles throughout Southern California. He served as Co-Director of the Sunday Night Singers when the group earned First Prize in the Mixed Chamber Choir category at the 2012 World Choir Games. During his tenure as Assistant Director of the Men in Blaque, the group earned First Prize in the Male Chamber Choir category at the 2010 World Choir Games. While directing the vocal programs at Highland High School, University High School, and Quartz Hill High School, his choirs received high recognition at national festivals.
As a singer, Allan Laino performed with acclaimed ensembles such as the Choir of the Basilica of the National Shrine in Washington, D.C., the Sunday Night Singers, Horizon Chamber Choir, the Pacific Chorale, and the Yale/Norfolk Music Festival Chamber Choir.
Allan Lainos an adjunct professor and director of the University Singers at The Catholic University of America Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, Washington DC. He is the Director of Music and Liturgy at St. Michael Poplar Springs Catholic Church in Maryland, and the Associate Director of the Reston Chorale in Virginia. During his doctoral studies at the University of Maryland, College Park he prepared ensembles for performances of Benjamin Britten's War Requiem with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Marin Alsop, Broadway Standing Ovations! with the BSO Pops and Jack Everly, and Holiday Pops concerts with National Symphony Orchestra Pops and Steve Reineke. From 2012 to 2014, he served as assistant conductor (La Bohème, W.A. Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, Die Fledermaus) and chorus master (W.A. Mozart's Idomeneo, La Bohème, & Die Zauberflöte) for the Maryland Opera Studio. As part of the MOS New Works Initiative, he served as music director for the East Coast premiere of Jack Perla’s opera Love/Hate in 2014.