University of Rochester Men’s Glee Club
Harold McAulliffe, Conductor
Harold McAulliffe’s commitment to excellence has permeated every moment of his 50 year career as a professional educator, performer and conductor.
Mr. McAulliffe has organized and conducted multiple choral and instrumental ensembles, area festivals and musical theater productions. His choral expertise is requested each holiday season when he trains and conducts the Holiday Pops Festival choir for Rochester Philharmonic Pops conductor Jeff Tyzik. Equally successful as a tenor soloist, Mr. McAulliffe has appeared with major symphonies and choral societies around the United States and performed as a soloist in a number of European countries. He also appeared in a series of concerts across America promoting the Summer Olympics in Barcelona.
For the majority of his career, Mr. McAulliffe has been a leader in the Rochester music community, promoting the arts on a variety of corporate and county boards. He has served, or is serving, on the boards of Young Audiences of Rochester, the Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, Rotary Club of Pittsford, Vice President of the Pittsford District Retired Teacher’s Association, and KEEP, the Pittsford Central Schools Foundation. The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra has also honored him as the Vocal Music Educator of the year. He has served for over 48 years as Musical Director for Pittsford Musicals, Inc., a community theater organization of which he was a co-founder and that has given over a quarter million dollars in scholarships to local students pursuing careers in the arts. He retired after 40 years of service in June 2007 from the Pittsford Central School District, having served as teacher, District Instructional Leader for Music, and Director of the Pittsford Summer Enrichment Institute.
Harold now teaches at the University of Rochester as conductor of the Men’s Glee Club. He continues to travel the country, adjudicating choral festivals and appearing as a guest soloist.