JOE CERUTTI, JR.
Since 2007, Joe Cerutti has been the musical director of the Alexandria Harmonizers (a Barbershop Harmony Society [BHS] men’s chorus) and the Pride of Baltimore (a Sweet Adelines International [SAI] women’s chorus), both of which have been regular international medalists in their respective societies while under his direction. He is a certified music judge in the BHS and one of only three people in history to earn the title of "Master Director" in both Sweet Adelines International and the Barbershop Harmony Society.
Cerutti is a lifetime member of the Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS), a charter member of the National Collegiate Choral Organization (NCCO), and holds memberships in the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA,) the National Association for Music Education (NAfME,) and Chorus America. He holds a Mus.B. in Music Education and Jazz Commercial Music from Five Towns College and a M.M. in Choral Conducting from Boston University, where he studied under Ann Howard Jones, Jamison Marvin, and Joseph Flummerfelt.
Anthony has been a member of the BHS since 1991. He has competed in quartets since the age of 12 with many of them being notable competitors in regional, national, and international competitions. Anthony is the lead singer of Da Capo (2016 BHS international finalists), the associate director of the Alexandria Harmonizers, a certified singing judge, and is an active coach and clinician for youth and adults in BHS events. Anthony is a professional singer in the Washington D.C. area. He has performed at the White House, Kennedy Center, Wolf Trap, on TNT, and under many notable choral batons. In 2005, Anthony sang on stage with Andrea Bocelli as the recipient of the NIAF Andrea Bocelli scholarship for music at Christopher Newport University where he received degrees in Vocal Performance and Choral Music Education. Anthony is a vocal music instructor in Montgomery County Public Schools at Sligo Middle School and a cantor and chorister at St. Stephen-Martyr Church in Washington D.C.