Presently a professor of music with George Mason University (GMU) School of Music, Professor Maiello teaches graduate and undergraduate Conducting, all levels of Aural Skills, and Jazz Theory & Arranging. He founded and conducted the GMU Wind Ensemble, as well as the GMU Chamber Orchestra. He also served as associate director of the School of Music, conductor of the GMU Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Band, and director of the GMU Jazz Ensemble.
Throughout his career, Professor Maiello has published musical compositions for string orchestra and is the author of Conducting Nuances (GIA Publications, Inc.), Conducting: A Hands-On-Approach (Warner Bros./Alfred Publications), and co-author of The 21st Century Band Method (Warner Bros./Alfred Publications). In 2012, he was presented with the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia “Signature Award” for promoting music in America, and in 2013 was nominated for a GRAMMY Music Educator Award, a category created by the Recording Academy in partnership with the GRAMMY Foundation in recognition of music educators. This year, Professor Maiello will receive the Bandmaster of the Year Award from Phi Beta Mu, the International Band Fraternity, at the International Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, IL.
“It has been a delightful pleasure and honor to be associated with Frederick Fennell Wind Ensemble and Wind Studies program at the Orange County School of the Arts under the direction of Mr. Teren Shaffer. This world-class organization has performed at numerous national venues, including the International Midwest Band and Orchestral Clinic in Chicago. It sets the standard for high school wind band programs throughout the United States of America. In my opinion it is absolutely FIRST-CLASS!”