Bill Colosimo is a passionate and experienced vocal music performer, educator, coach, clinician and choral director with over 40 years of active professional engagement in the vocal arts. Trained at Cranbrook (Bloomfield Hills, Michigan) and Brandeis University in vocal music and choral direction, Mr. Colosimo has produced, performed in or directed over 200 professional or educational vocal music programs and workshops all over the East Coast, particularly in the Washington, DC area, including such venues as the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Constitution Hall, Lisner Auditorium, Philadelphia’s Academy of Music, the National Mall and countless places of worship, Georgetown and Salisbury Universities, as well as major concert venues like RFK Stadium, the Patriot Center, MCI Center and convention centers nationwide.
He is currently Musical Director of the acclaimed 50-man, 60-year-old Singing Capital Chorus, a men’s a cappella ensemble, and was recently named Musical Director of the exciting mixed-voice adult show choir, The Alexandria Singers. A sought-after clinician, workshop leader and ensemble coach, Bill’s passion for music education and vocal performance for children and teenagers prompted his establishment of the Choral Foundation of Northern Virginia and its performing entity, the “Young Voices of Hope,” in 2005. He is currently the Foundation’s Founder and Artistic Director. He serves (or has served) on numerous boards and advisory committees dedicated to vocal music activity, including the Arlington Arts Commission and the Curriculum Committee for the Diocese of Arlington.
Mr. Colosimo is a member of MENC, ACDA, National Association of Pastoral Musicians and numerous nationwide men’s vocal music organizations, in which he holds committee chair posts dedicated to education and choral director development. He is a member of the President’s Council of the Harmony Foundation, headquartered in Chicago, dedicated to funding vocal music education and performance for youth. He currently keeps his own tenor voice active as a regular paid soloist and cantor in the area. Bill’s 23-year-old son, Anthony, is already an accomplished singer, choral educator and conductor, having recently performed with Andrea Bocelli and the Virginia Symphony orchestra as the winner of Bocelli’s prestigious named Vocal Music Scholarship for advanced study. Anthony is the Choral Foundation’s Associate Director.
Mr. Colosimo and his family live in Arlington, Virginia. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or by phone at 571-213-7376.