Dominic Baldoni


Dominic Baldoni currently serves as an adjunct instructor at James Madison University, teaching Music in General Culture, Fundamentals of Music, and Aural Skills. He is also a doctoral candidate pursuing a D.M.A in Flute Performance, Literature, and Pedagogy with Dr. Beth Chandler Cahill. Dominic earned his Master of Music in Flute Performance and Sacred Music at the University of North Texas where he studied with Terri Sundberg and dual Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, in both Music (with honors and Flute and Music Theory concentrations) and Art history from Lebanon Valley College where he studied with Robin Lilarose. Other previous teachers include Jim Scott, Elizabeth McNutt, Mary Hannigan, and Sue Underkoffler.

As a flutist, Dominic has been a prizewinner in both the National Flute Association and Flute Society of Washington Masterclass Competitions. Through these and other opportunities, he has performed in various masterclass recitals for world-renowed flutists such as Amy Porter, Carol Wincenc, Julien Beaudiment, Elizabeth Rowe, Jasmine Choi, Christopher Chaffee, and Amal Gochenour. Dominic has held principal and assistant principal positions in various ensembles in and out of academia including the North Texas Wind Symphony, UNT Symphony and Opera Orchestras, JMU Symphony Orchestra and Wind Symphony, and Messiah College Chamber Music Symposium. In 2012, he was given the opportunity to solo with the Lebanon Valley College Symphony Orchestra as a winner of the Concerto-Aria Competition. 

While serving as a doctoral assistant, Dominic taught both major and non-major flute lessons at JMU, along with a small studio of private students. During his time in Denton, TX, he maintained an active teaching role in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, frequently partnering with local public schools to hold masterclasses and teach weekly private lessons in preparation for University Interscholastic League competitions. 

A native of Newville, PA, Dominic also enjoys participating in the church music community. He currently serves as the Director of Music Ministries at Asbury United Methodist Church in Harrisonburg, VA, where he directs the Matins and Chancel Choirs, Handbell Choir, and plays both the organ and piano for services and rehearsals. He has held similar positions in churches of multiple denominations across the U.S. and enjoys the opportunities for community involvement and connection that church music provides. As a pianist, Dominic frequently accompanies both instrumental and vocal performances, partnering with public schools and private teachers for competitions, recitals, and local events. 

Dominic lives in Harrisonburg with his wife, Molly, who is an elementary music teacher in Page County, and their long-haired black cat, Ninja. 

General Education


Benjamin Guerrero
Preparing Future Faculty Fellow, Instructor
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Music Theory Professors and Instructors

John Peterson

John Peterson
Associate Professor
Composition/Theory Area Coordinator
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Jeremiah Padilla
Aural Skills Instructor


Linlin Uta
Aural Skills Instructor

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