Conductor, Youth Symphony
Christopher Memoli is the Music Director of the Rivers Youth Orchestras and conducts the Rivers Youth Symphony Orchestra. Under his direction over the past 14 years, the RYO program has grown from one elementary orchestra to over 250 students in five orchestras. In addition to his responsibilities at the Rivers School Conservatory, Mr. Memoli serves as the Director of Music for the Weston Public Schools where he supervises the K-12 music program and teaches high school band and orchestra. Over the past 17 years in Weston, Mr. Memoli has overseen the development of what is now one of the most outstanding music programs in the State of Massachusetts. He is the former Orchestra Director at Robert E. Lee High School in Fairfax County, VA. During his tenure at R. E. Lee High School, he built an outstanding and award winning orchestral program. Mr. Memoli is the former Music Director of the Youth Orchestras of Prince William, a large multi orchestra youth orchestra association located in Northern Virginia. In addition to serving as the Music Director, he served as the conductor of the award winning Youth Symphony Orchestra.
Mr. Memoli holds the degrees Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music in Conducting from the University of South Carolina. In addition, he holds a graduate degree in Educational Administration. Mr. Memoli has been a Head Director for American Music Abroad Honor Bands and Orchestras for the past 20 years. He is in demand as a guest conductor, adjudicator, freelance violinist and violin teacher.. Mr. Memoli is a past chairperson of the Massachusetts Music Educators Association-Eastern District and currently serves on the Executive Board. In addition, Mr. Memoli is Past-President of the Massachusetts and Virginia Units of the American String Teachers Association (ASTA). Mr. Memoli was named the 2008 Massachusetts Orchestra Director of the Year.