jason aieLlo

Jason is the Assistant Director of Elemental Strings, where he directs the Sinfonia Orchestra and acts as a cello coach for the ensemble. Jason has taught orchestra at Santa Monica High School since 2006, after graduating with honors from UCLA as the recipient of the Joyce Fahlman Fellowship. While at UCLA, he studied music education with Dr. Frank Heuser, cello with Antonio Lysy, and worked as a cello coach and student teacher at Santa Monica High School.

As a guest conductor, Jason has worked with honor orchestras sponsored by CMEA (California Association for Music Education) and SCSBOA (Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association). Currently, he serves on the board of the California Orchestra Directors Association, where his primary responsibilities have included creating and maintaining the CODA website and auditioning junior high and high school cellists for various CODA sponsored honor orchestras.