Ernest Salem, violinist, is currently Professor of Music at California State University, Fullerton. He has performed in concerts and recitals across the United States as well as presented master classes at various universities, colleges, and arts schools. In demand as an adjudicator, Dr. Salem has served on the juries for the Diamond Bar Performance Awards Competition, American String Teachers Association Area and Regional Competitions, VOCE Branch and Final Competitions of the Music Teachers Association, Music Teachers Competitions in California, Arizona and Nevada, Southern Youth Music Festival, Southern California Bach Complete Works Competition, California Musical Arts Competition, Music Center Spotlight Awards, Los Angeles, and the Bolognini Competition, Las Vegas.
Former university affiliations include appointments as a faculty member at Wichita State University, the College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University and New Mexico State University.
Active as a freelance musician in the Los Angeles Area, he has performed with the Los Angeles Master Chorale Orchestra, Los Angeles Mozart Orchestra, Long Beach Symphony, Asia American Orchestra and South Coast Symphony. Formerly Concertmaster of the Wichita and Las Cruces Symphonies, Dr. Salem has also served as Principal Second of the Minnesota Opera Orchestra and Assistant Concertmaster of the Texas Chamber and Texas Opera Theater Orchestras. As a chamber musician, Salem has been violinist with California State University, Fullerton’s Premiere Trio, first violinist with Wichita State’s Fairmount Quartet, a member of the College of St. Benedict’s Chamber Ensemble “Pastiche,” and violinist with New Mexico State’s Delphian Trio. Currently, he performs regularly as a chamber musician throughout Southern California.
Dr. Salem holds degrees from Michigan State University, the University of Houston and the University of Minnesota. Included among his teachers are Yfrah Neaman, Fredell Lack, and members of the Juilliard Quartet. In addition to performance activities, Dr. Salem has been published in the American String Teachers’ Journal and the Long Island Historical Journal.
Sonate Posthume pour Violon et Piano – Maurice Ravel
Rondo in B Minor, Op. 70 – Franz Schubert
Original Theme with Variations – Henri Wieniawski
Poeme Mystique (Sonata No. 2) – Ernest Bloch
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Sunday, October 27 at 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Longmire Recital Hall (LON)
Longmire Recital Hall, Tallahassee, FL 32304