Gerald Dolan - Director of Fine Arts
Gerald J. Dolan, Jr. is the Director of Fine Arts for the Ipswich Public Schools.
Mr. Dolan has studied conducting with Malcolm Rowell and Frank Battisti. He holds degrees from St. Michael’s College and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Currently the Music Director of the North Shore Youth Symphony Orchestra (NYSO), Gerry is Conductor of the NYSO Wind Ensemble. He teaches Instrumental Conducting at Gordon College in the Graduate Summer Degree Program. Mr. Dolan served as a conductor of the United States Youth Wind Ensemble during its 2001 summer tour. He has also served as Assistant Conductor of the Metropolitan Wind Symphony, the University of Massachusetts at Lowell Youth Wind Ensemble, and Music Director of the Ipswich Community Band and Jazz Ensemble.
Mr. Dolan received the 2003 Olmstead Award for excellence in secondary school teaching from Williams College and was honored by the Massachusetts Music Educators’ Association (MMEA) with the 2002 Lowell Mason Award. As a 1993 Fulbright Scholarship recipient, he served as Head of Music at Speedwell School, an inner city high school in Bristol, England.
A member of the American Symphony Orchestra League, Fulbright Association, International Association of Jazz Educators, and Massachusetts Music Educators’ Association, he is active as a guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator throughout New England and the United Kingdom. Mr. Dolan lives in Ipswich with his wife, Susan, and their two children.
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