Dr. Franklin Gallo (b. 1977) is the Director of Choral Activities at Parkland College in Champaign, Illinois, the Director of Music and Liturgy at St. Patrick Church in Urbana, Illinois, and an Assistant Professor and Chair of the Master of Music in Music Education Program at Silver Lake College in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Dr. Gallo has held faculty positions at DePaul University, the University of Hartford's The Hartt School, and at Shepherd University, teaching courses in musicianship, choral conducting, choral literature, and choral pedagogy and has served as conductor of various choral ensembles. He has served on summer faculty at DePaul University, Duquesne University, and Westminster Choir College and has worked in numerous public schools as a secondary choral educator.
Dr. Gallo holds a B.S., from Duquesne University, a Performance Certificate from the Ezio Pinza Council of American Singers of Opera (Italy), a M.M. from Shenandoah University, a Diploma from the Zoltán Kodály Pedagogical Institute of Music (Hungary), and a D.M.A. from The Hartt School, University of Hartford.
Dr. Gallo is in demand as a guest conductor, clinician, conference presenter, and composer. He was awarded the Organization of American Kodály Educators (OAKE) Ruth Boshkoff Composition Prize. Dr. Gallo's compositions are published by Boosey & Hawkes, Colla Voce Music, and Hal Leonard and are featured in Doreen Rao's Choral Music Experience, Henry Leck's Creating Artistry Choral Series, and the Ruth Dwyer Choral Series.
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