Sal LaRusso Legacy Fund sponsors Juilliard conductor at Weston High School

Band, orchestra and chorus classes at Weston High School weren’t in for an ordinary day on Tuesday, April 19.

Students were given the opportunity to work with renowned conductor and composer Adam Glaser.

Professor Glaser, who conducts the prestigious Juilliard Pre-College Orchestra as well as two orchestras at Hofstra University, was selected to be the first musician-in-residence funded by WestonArts’ Sal LaRusso Legacy Fund.

The Sal LaRusso Legacy Fund was established in 2014 when LaRusso, the band director at Weston High School, announced his retirement.

To honor his years of dedication, WestonArts, in collaboration with LaRusso’s wife, Candy Channing, and his two daughters, Lauren and Lindsay, created a fund to provide musical enrichment to Weston High School students by bringing professional musicians and composers together to further students’ knowledge and music appreciation.

According to WestonArts, Glaser possesses sharp focus and an uncanny ability to detect the slightest pitch and tonal differences. At Weston High School he listened to and helped refine pieces that each ensemble was working on for their upcoming spring concerts.

He was also able to meet individually with a few high school students who will be studying music in college.

WestonArts would like to continue its fund-raising efforts to bring other outstanding artists to the high school.

To make a contribution, visit and click on the Legacy Fund Donation button at the bottom of the home page. All donations are tax-deductible.