Junior String Philharmonic Musical Director
Domenick Fiore began the study of the double bass with Wes Fisher in Reading, Pennsylvania, at the age of 14. He attended the Philadelphia Musical Academy where he was a student of John Schaeffer, principal bass of the New York Philharmonic. After graduation, Mr. Fiore freelanced in the Philadelphia and New York City areas, performing in Broadway shows, The Brooklyn Orchestra, the National Ballet of Canada, and the Duke Ellington Pops Concerts.
He earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree from West Chester University and began teaching in the Ephrata, PA School District. Mr. Fiore has been director of orchestras and chamber music at the Mid-Southeast Suzuki Institute, Snowmass Suzuki Institute, Chicago Institute, Calgary Suzuki Institute, Central Pennsylvania Institute, and the Hartford Suzuki Institute, as well as clinician at the Bermuda, Puerto Rico, Hickory (North Carolina) and Augusta (Georgia) Suzuki workshops.
He and his wife Linda Fiore co-direct the Ogontz Suzuki Institute in New Hampshire. Previously, he was the director of the five Suzuki orchestras of the Community Division at the Hartt School of Music. In addition, Mr. Fiore had a thriving young bass program through the Community Division at Hartt. He and Ms. Fiore live in the Lehigh Valley where they have established a Suzuki studio and teach throughout the region.