Chorus Leadership

Director: Joe Cerutti

Joe Cerutti is the Musical Director of Pride of Baltimore Chorus and a Sweet Adelines International (SAI) Master Director.

Cerutti’s most visible roles have been as Musical Director of the international medalist Pride of Baltimore Chorus and Alexandria Harmonizers of the men’s Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS) . He is primary clinician and President of the No Borders Musical Consort concert series at Carnegie Hall, which gathers young singers from around the world to sing with barbershop idols in the renowned New York City concert hall.

For the BHS of Nashville, TN, Joe Cerutti oversees Youth in Harmony and chorus director development activities.

“Joe’s background as a college-age barbershop singer launched a music career filled with bringing this joy to thousands of men and women of all ages”, says BHS CEO Marty Monso.

Cerutti has served in numerous national education and leadership positions, including being the youngest man ever elected to the BHS’s Board of Directors and the youngest man ever to achieve the Master Director certification. He was a primary author and editor of the BHS’s 2013 book Visions of Excellence, which gathers together thoughts and insights from 25 of the BHS’s most accomplished directors.

Cerutti holds a bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Five Towns College and a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from Boston University, where he studied under Ann Howard Jones, Jamison Marvin, and Joseph Flummerfelt. While in Boston, Joe taught high school music at South Boston’s Monument High School, while conducting the concert chorus and women’s chorale at Boston University. His professional memberships and accreditations include ACDA, NAfME, and ChorusAmerica. He resides in Alexandria, VA with his new bride, Bridgette.

2016-2017 Board

President: Brie Hebron
Vice President: Ashley Miller
Secretary: Eileen Rosenberg
Treasurer: Adele Jones
Dorothy Helms
Susan Irwin
Heather Krones