Dr. Victor Vallo
Chair, Department of Music
Dr. Victor Vallo Jr. is a Professor of Music and the Chair of the Department of Music at Georgia College & State University. Dr. Vallo received his Bachelors of Music in Music Education with Performance Honors (Trumpet) from Syracuse University, Masters of Music from George Washington University in Music History and Analytical Studies and Ph.D. in Music Education with an emphasis in Conducting from the University of Florida where he was the Graduate Teaching Assistant for both the Band and Orchestra departments.
At his previous university, Immaculata University, Dr. Vallo was the Music Director/Conductor of the Immaculata Wind Symphony as well as a guest conductor with the Immaculata Symphony Orchestra where he has also played cello. Dr. Vallo has also been conductor and guest conductor for a number of orchestras and bands around the country to include the Anderson Symphony Orchestra (SC), Arkansas Festival Orchestra, Alabama All-State Orchestra, South Carolina All-State Orchestra, Red Mountain Chamber Orchestra (AL), Greenville Community Chamber Orchestra (SC), Alabama Youth Symphony, Southern Arkansas University Chamber Orchestra and Wind Ensemble, Jacksonville State University Chamber Orchestra, Anderson College Wind Symphony, PMEA District XII Festival Orchestra, and a guest conductor for a number of Army Reserve and National Guard Bands in the southeastern United States.
Dr. Vallo has had a number of articles published on conducting and music education in various national and international music journals to include Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, Southeastern Journal of Music Education, Journal of the Conductors Guild, Research Perspectives in Music Education, The Instrumentalist, Consort-Early Music Journal (London), NASM Proceedings, Journal of the American String Teachers and NAfME NewsLink.