New bulletin:

Paul Salerni named as Composer in Residence for the Dali International Music Festival, July 29 – August 7.

Some upcoming concerts featuring Salerni’s music in case you’re in these particular areas:

Saturday, May 7:  Bowers/Fader duo performing two new song cycles on poems by David Ferry. 8 p.m. Ellington Room, Manhattan Plaza (400 43rd St., NYC). Admission Free


East Winds Paul with his StudentsEast Winds Concert on March 6 featured premieres of commissioned pieces by Paul and three of his former students–Tae Sakamoto, Heather Gilligan, and Mike D’Ambrosio



Please check out YouTube videos of  the four songs from “For Love or Money” (poems by Dana Gioia): 

Please read Fanfare review of Touched-Henry Fogel

Click here to see ‘Bad Pets’ from Jan Opalach’s Faculty Recital at the Eastman School of Music



“His music ‘pulsated with life, witty musical ideas and instrumental color.'”

– Philadelphia Inquirer

“More impressive was Mr. Salerni’s ‘Bad Pets,’ three playful cabaret songs based on Mr. Gioia’s sly ‘Alley Cat Love Song,’ Mark Doty’s frisky “Golden Retrievals” and Robert Frost’s placid ‘Cow in Apple-Time.’

– The New York Times

Paul discussing The Barber of Seville with his student conductor/accompanists Tae Sakamoto and Cris Frisco

“My passion to write music arises out of a most basic human desire to touch other human beings. I compose because it gives me such pleasure to enable others to laugh, to dance, to feel tender, to be entertained. If music doesn’t communicate to an audience, why write it?”

– Paul Salerni

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