Department of Music

Men’s Glee Club


University of Rochester Men’s Glee Club
Harold McAulliffe, Conductor

    Harold McAulliffe’s commitment to excellence has permeated every moment of his 40 year career as a teacher, performer and conductor.
    Mr. McAulliffe has organized and conducted multiple choral and instrumental ensembles, area festivals and musical theater productions.  His choral expertise is requested each holiday season when he trains the Holiday Pops Festival choir for Rochester Philharmonic Pops conductor Jeff Tyzik.
    Equally successful as a tenor soloist, Mr. McAulliffe has appeared with major symphonies and choral societies around the United States and performed as a soloist in a number of European countries.  He also appeared in a series of concerts across America promoting the Summer Olympics in Barcelona.
    For the majority of his career, Mr. McAulliffe has been a leader in the Rochester music community, promoting the arts on a variety of corporate and county boards.  He has served on the boards of Young Audiences of Rochester and the Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.  The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra has also honored him as the Vocal Music Educator of the year.  He has served for over 40 years as Musical Director for Pittsford Musicals, Inc., a community theater organization of which he was a co-founder and that has given over a quarter million dollars in scholarships to local students pursuing careers in the arts.  He retired in June 2007 from the Pittsford Central School District, having served as teacher, District Instructional Leader for Music, and Director of the Pittsford Summer Enrichment Institute.
    Harold now teaches at the University of Rochester as conductor of the Men’s Glee Club.  He continues to travel the country, adjudicating choral festivals and appearing as a guest soloist.