Joseph A. LoSchiavo

Joseph A. LoSchiavo is a former Associate Vice-President of St. Bonaventure University where he served as Executive Director of The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. Mr. LoSchiavo was the founding Executive and Artistic Director of the Sylvia and Danny Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College from 1992-2001. He has also worked extensively as a stage director of operas and an adjudicator of international vocal competitions. Over the course of a varied career, which has encompassed the visual and performing arts and academia, he has presented over 500 concerts, staged more than 40 opera productions, commissioned 15 chamber music works and six modern dance pieces and mounted over 100 exhibitions.

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SDG Welcomes New President and CEO

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Joseph A. LoSchiavo

It is with great pleasure that Soli Deo Gloria announces the appointment of Joseph A. LoSchiavo, former Associate Vice-President of St. Bonaventure University (NY) and Executive Director of The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, as the new President and CEO of SDG, effective July 9, 2012.

SDG's Artistic Director John Nelson sums up the palpable excitement for this new addition to the SDG staff:

 

 

 

 

 

"It is a thrill for me to welcome Joe LoSchiavo as CEO. For a person of his extraordinary qualifications and experience to accept this post means that SDG has a very bright future indeed."

Speaking on behalf of the Board, Chair Priscilla Felisky Whitehead adds,

 

"Joe also brings energy and enthusiasm to all he does, which bodes well for SDG's future as an organization dedicated to enhancing, preserving and promoting classical sacred music."

"Joe," as the SDG staff is already calling him, comes to SDG after nearly ten years of service as the Executive Director at The Regina A. Quick Center, a performing arts center and regional museum on the campus of St. Bonaventure University in New York. During the course of his distinguished service at The Quick Center, he brought the Center to notable standing both nationally and internationally. He also established a professional performance series in partnership with The Friends of Good Music and nationally recognized classical music organizations such as the Liederkranz Foundation and the Concert Artists Guild.

His work at St. Bonaventure was preceded by a very successful nine years as founding Executive and Artistic Director of The Sylvia and Danny Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College. Under his leadership, The Kaye became a prominent performing arts institution in New York City, presenting over 200 performances annually in the fields of dance, music, theatre and film. LoSchiavo coordinated the activities of multiple groups, including Metropolitan Opera Young Artists Program, American Ballet Theatre Studio Company, New York Virtuosi Chamber Symphony, Clarion Music Society Pearl Lang Dance Theater, The National Theatre of the Deaf, among others. During that time period, LoSchiavo also served on the board of the Clarion Music Society.

In the course of a varied career, which has encompassed the visual and performing arts and academia, he has presented over 500 concerts, staged more than 40 opera productions, commissioned 15 chamber music works and six modern dance pieces and mounted over 100 exhibitions. He has also served as an adjunct professor in the Honors Program at St. Bonaventure University; a member of the Board of Directors, Scholarship and Welfare Fund of Hunter College CUNY; and a judge for the  Liederkranz Foundation International Vocal Competition.

In addition to his considerable leadership skills, Joe brings an impressive range of skills to SDG, ranging from event planning and fundraising to administration and development, complemented by his passion for the role the arts can play in touching and enriching people’s lives in meaningful ways. In his words,

 

"It is a privilege to be invited to lead Soli Deo Gloria at this important moment in the organization's history, as it anchors a solid base at home with the magnificent Chicago Bach Project, while continuing to grow i stature and impact both nationally and internationally. I look forward to working closely with John Nelson, the board, and staff to guide and grow SDG and to build a strong and stable bridge to the future."

A graduate of Fordham University in New York City, Joe received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History/Music History/English, and earned his Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science at Queens College, CUNY.  

Joe's arrival on July 9, 2012, launches a new era in SDG's history as the organization begins making plans to celebrate its twentieth anniversary next year.