David Saladino is Director of Choral Activities and Associate Professor of Music at the University of Arkansas, where he directs Schola Cantorum. Professor Saladino's masters degree was earned at the University of Illinois, with his undergraduate and doctoral degrees coming from institutions in his native state of Florida at the University of Tampa and the Florida State University.
Innovations in choral curricula during his ten years' experience teaching in public schools have produced exceptional performing ensembles without sacrificing development of pedagogical and vocal skills vital to the whole student. Choirs conducted by David Saladino have performed at state, regional and national conventions of the American Choral Directors Association and the Music Educators National Conference. Dr. Saladino has worked as a clinician, adjudicator and as a guest conductor throughout the nation at numerous ACDA and MENC conferences and convention workshops, most recently in 1997 as conductor of the Rhode Island All-State Chorus. Professor Saladino has served ACDA both as an elected state president in Wisconsin and Rhode Island, and as a music consultant for his expertise in repertory and standards. David Saladino was guest conductor of the Orqestra Municipal de Camera and the Grand Coro FilarmÛnico for three performances of H‰ndel's Messiah in La Paz, Bolivia, December 20 - 22, 2000.
An article by David Saladino, on the life and compositional style of Gordon Binkerd, appeared in the April 1995 issue of the Choral Journal. A second scholarly work by Dr. Saladino, on Binkerd's choral intabulations of piano music by Liszt, Chopin and Brahms, was the cover article for the Choral Journal's May 1998 issue. MTNA has recently provisionally accepted, Imagine If You Practice, an article about the education of vocalists in the choral setting.
A number of David Saladino's compositions have been published. "Three Oriental Pieces," a chamber work for mixed choir is available from Carl Fischer. An arrangement for mixed chorus, "The Drunken Sailor," is published by Samizdat Press. Arrangements, under one cover, Two Far Eastern Folksongs for Treble Voices and Flute Obbligato of folk songs; "Fireflies" (Russia) and "Arirang" (Korea) have just been released by National Music Publishers, Tustin, CA. Three additional works, Service Music for a Madrigal Feaste ("The Boar's Head" and "Flaming Pudding Carol,") as well as "Carol of the Bells," all published by Yelton Rhodes Music of Los Angeles, have been made available for seasonal use in the new millennium.
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