Anthony J. Maiello, Artistic Director and Conductor, American Festival Pops Orchestra, Washington, D.C., makes professional appearances both nationally and abroad.  He has been invited to conduct music festivals, adjudicate ensembles and present clinics, lectures and workshops throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, England, the Bahamas, Europe, The Netherlands, China, Japan, Thailand, and Australia. He conducted musical activities for the Gold Medal Ceremonies at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York; served as Musical Director for Music Festivals International; was selected as President of International Association of Jazz Educators – New York State Chapter; and is a guest clinician/music educator for Yamaha Corporation and Alfred Music/Belwin  Publications. Presently a Professor at George Mason University with George Mason University's School of Music, in Fairfax, Virginia, Maiello has taught Graduate and Undergraduate Instrumental Conducting, all levels of Aural Skills, and Jazz Theory & Arranging.