Mr. LoRusso serves as the Director of Bands at Blue Ridge High School, where he conducts the 5th through 12th-grade instrumental ensembles.
SOUTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP, PA, September 20, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Vincent Gerard LoRusso has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Mr. LoRusso serves as the Director of Bands at Blue Ridge High School, where he conducts the 5th through 12th-grade instrumental ensembles. He is responsible for managing the beginner musicians who are participating in the fifth-grade band as well as the sixth through eighth grade and high school bands. Furthermore, Mr. LoRusso holds a concurrent position as the director of the Marywood University Jazz Ambassadors, a role he has fulfilled since 2018.
Past appointments to Mr. LoRusso's credit include a role as the adjunct director of bands for East Stroudsburg University, Associate Music Director at Walt Whitman High School, Bethesda, MD, and Director of Instrumental Music at Ridgeview MS, Gaithersburg, MD and Silver Spring International MS, Silver Spring, MD. He also hails from an impressive academic background, with a Bachelor of Music in Instrumental Music Education from The Catholic University of America and a Master of Music Education with a focus in Wind Conducting from Marywood University.
Several commendations have been bestowed to Mr. LoRusso throughout his career, including the National Band Association Citation of Excellence in 2014, 2016 and 2020; he was selected as a Conn-Selmer VIP Educator in 2016 and he was inducted into the American School Band Directors Association (ASBDA) in 2017. He maintains memberships in various other relevant organizations, such as the National Association for Music Education, the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association, the National Band Association, and the College Band Directors National Association.
As a proud sponsor, Mr. LoRusso has accompanied his student musicians in participating in illustrious public performance opportunities, including at Carnegie Hall in 2010 and a concert tour through Italy in 2019. Student musicians under his leadership have also performed at the Lions Club International Convention with the Pennsylvania Lions All-State Band, an organization of which Mr. LoRusso serves as Chairman. Furthermore, Mr. LoRusso has proudly navigated the COVID pandemic for the betterment of his students, helping his school district invest in the appropriate technology for recording and live streaming, so the students' hard work could be shared despite the restrictions hindering public performance. He continues to manage the live stream and video recording and editing suite for his district.
In accounting for his success, Mr. LoRusso credits the influence of various mentors, including Robert Zellner, Dr. David Romines and Dr. Mark Andrew Cook, as well as his adaptability and ability to understand other's perspectives. He looks forward to his continued work with the Northeastern Youth Wind Ensemble, as well as with the Pennsylvania Lions All-State Band. Ultimately, Mr. LoRusso envisions pursuing a doctorate in the future, while managing a healthy work and family life balance.
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