was appointed Artistic Director of Down East Singers in 1991. He
graduated from Bowdoin College and holds graduate degrees from
Stanford University. He is a member of the music faculty at Bowdoin
College, where he conducts the Bowdoin Chorus and teaches music
theory. His specialty is Russian choral music.
In 1988 Antolini published the first
modern, bilingual edition of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Liturgy of St.
John Chrysostom. His award-winning television documentary on this
subject, "Rediscovering Rachmaninoff," has been broadcast on public
television nationally. His editions of choral music are published by
E.C. Schirmer and Paraclete Press. He is currently at work on a new
bilingual performance edition of Igor Stravinsky’s Les
Noces/Svàdebka/The Village Wedding to be published by E.C. Schirmer.
In 1999 Antolini was a featured speaker at
the national convention of the American Choral Directors Association
(ACDA) and in 2000 at the ACDA convention in Baltimore. He was
elected Conductor of the Year by the Maine Chapter of ACDA for the
1999-2000 season. In February 2008 he was a featured speaker at the
Eastern Division Convention of the ACDA, where he presented a
lecture entitled “Greek-American Choral Repertoire: An Undiscovered
Antolini is also music director at the
Episcopal Church of St. John Baptist in Thomaston.