We Have Enough - Silliman Competition Winner


Earlier this month, the hymn We Are Enough, a work by lyricist Beverly Feldt and music by Angela Salvaggione, won 3rd place at the UUMN (now AUUMM) Vincent B. Silliman Hymn Competition. From among nearly 200 entries, We Are Enough was among twelve excellent finalists. These final twelve hymns were then sung and voted on by UUMN members on August 4, 2018, and was awarded third place. 

Three pieces to be published by Imagine


Just got word that three of my bassoon pieces will be published by Imagine Music Publishing:

World Premiere


One September 10, 2017, The Baha'i Festival Chorus of Sydney, Australia beautifully performed the premiere of my anthem, He is the Glory of Glories! The program consisted of seven world premiers, written by composers and sung by choristers from across the world.

We're the Water in the Waves now Available


In collaboration with Leslie Takahashi, our first published choral work, We're the Water in the Waves has just been made available through Imagine Music Publishing!

We're the Water in the Waves to be published by Imagine Music Publishing

UUMN Convention 2016 Madison - Reading Session


An anthem I wrote with lyricist Leslie Takahashi, We're the Water in the Waves, was just accepted to be sung at the reading session for the UUMN Convention in Madison, WI this July.

To listen to it, check out my mUUsic link here.


Imagine - two new bassoon pieces published

Simply Liturgical Music


I have three songs available now through Simply Liturgical Music. More information will be coming from them soon.


Hidden Lake - Imagine Music Publishing


Hidden Lake, for bassoon and piano, is now available through the Imagine Music website here. This lyrical, early elementary piece, works on several musical concepts:

  • 6/8 time
  • long lines
  • uniformity in raising and placing fingers
  • using both Bb and B-natural

Its limited range (bottom line G to fourth line F) give students the opportunity to focus on dexterity and musical line without worrying about complicated fingerings.

Elven Forest - Imagine Music Publishing


The first of my pieces published through Imagine Music Publishing, Elven Forest, is available here. It is a bassoon solo with piano accompaniment written for elementary students. Technical issues addressed are basic flicking, and slurring up to top-space G. Range from bottom-line G to Eb above the staff. ca. 2:30.

Recorder Quartet Debut


On Christmas Eve at the 7:00pm service at the Universalist Unitarian Church of Joliet, our recorder quartet will be playing for the first time. Throughout the service, we'll be performing several carols arranged by David Barton.


American Recorder Society


Just joined the American Recorder Society!

Three pieces to be published by Imagine Music


Three pieces to be published by Imagine Music

Ensemble Class dates


I will be offering Ensemble Classes for my clarinet and bassoon students during the the 2014-15 school year.

Musical Premiered!


"Zenobia," book and lyrics by Lorrisa Julianus, music by Angela Salvaggione, and additional orchestrations by Michael Fudala, premiered at Bolingbrook's Theater on the Hill on August 15, 2013. Additional performances August 30, 31, September 1 and 2.

Chicago Red Line

Just finished playing the show "Neverland" with The Chicago Red Line, a great contemporary cabaret group performing in Rogers Park.

Lessons by Videophone

I now have my studio set up to allow for videophone lessons. If this is a vital consideration for you due to travel issues, whether it's because you're far away or because you have to be in twelve directions at once, or due to inclement weather, I'm happy to discuss with you the possibility of teaching lessons via videophone. Lessons by videophone will be available at the beginning of my school year, which is August 30, 2010.

Diocesan Composition Contest

My setting of the psalm for use on June 6, 2010 (Corpus Christi) was selected by the diocese to be used at churches throughout the diocese for this Sunday. The Herald-News ran an article about this, and is in the "Press" section of my website.

UCC's "Sing! Prayer and Praise"

The United Church of Christ has recently published a new praise and worship songbook, "Sing! Prayer and Praise." A piece of mine, "God Please Rescue Me," was selected for inclusion in this collection of both standard Christian contemporary praise and worship songs and new, previously unpublished works. Information on this new resource can be found at http://www.ucc.org/music-arts/

More composing

For the Joliet Drama Guild's recent successful run of "Musical Comedy Murders of 1940," I was asked to write music for two tunes in the show. Thank you to JDG and director Mike Manolakes for allowing me the opportunity to contribute!

I'm Back in Kansas, Toto!

Just finished playing piano and clarinet for "The Wizard of Oz," done by Curtain Call Community Theatre in New Lenox.

Joliet Drama Guild production of "Once Upon a Mattress"

JDG's musical this year is "Once Upon a Mattress." I will be playing piano for the run of the show. Show dates are August 1-3 and 8-10. Fridays and Saturdays at 8PM, Sundays at 2PM, all held at Bicentennial Park. Assorted information, including ticket information can be found at the JDG website, http://www.jolietdramaguild.org/ Come enjoy the performance, support the local fine arts, and take the opportunity to experience one of the ways music can enrich lives. Hope to see you there!

2008-2009 Calendar

Tentative dates for the upcoming school year: * September 1 - Lessons begin * Week of November 24 - No Lessons - Thanksgiving * Week of December 15 - Last lessons before Winter Break. * January 5, 2009 - Lessons restart * Week of April 6 - No Lessons - Spring Break * Week of June 1 - Last lessons of school year

Composition Premiered!

On April 12, 2008, St. Mary Immaculate Parish in Plainfield celebrated their 100th anniversary. At their request, I composed a piece to help celebrate the occasion, "Sing Your Praise to God." The choir, under the direction of Cherie Perine and accompanied by Janet Kirer, did a fantastic job on this difficult piece of music. Congratulations to all who participated to help make the day special and memorable for all in attendance!

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