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Salvatore Salvaggio
M. M.  Northern Arizona University.   Performance
B.F.A  C.W. Post College.   Music Ed. + Performance
A.A.S. Music Performance

Mr. Salvaggio has performed recitals for concert associations as a soloist, accompanist and continuo player for over 25 years. He is also the recipient of numerous performance grants for projects in the field of early music. He has played with early music consorts, chamber ensembles and as a member of the Flagstaff Symphony and Glimmerglass Opera Orchestras. Recent endeavors have included recordings for the New York State Historical Association/Farmer's Museum, public and local radio broadcasts and recitals at the 1999 and 2001 Boston Early Music Festivals. In April of 2002 Mr. Salvaggio recorded an hour long program of Renaissance lute music for NPR station WSKG.He has performed for the Long Island Classical Guitar Society,the Connecticut Classical Guitar Society, the Philadelphia Guitar Society, The Classical Guitar Society of Upstate New York,The New Jersey Guitar and Mandolin Society, The Listening Room at Dreamcatcher Guitars, Roswell, Georgia, Cafe Lena in Saratoga, New York and the Saratoga Arts Center. He is one of the founding members of this Classical Guitar Society of Upstate New York.

Anthony T. Scafide, Assistant Professor of Music Industry and Music
Record Labels in Pop Culture, Music and the Marketplace, Pop/Repertory Band

Year Hired: 2008

Tenure Status: Tenure Eligible 2015

Degrees Earned:
MBA - University at Albany (2012)
BM Music Composition - University of the Arts (1991)

Advisor: SingerSongwriter, Publishing and Production Club

In fall of 2007 Mr. Scafide began teaching as a lecturer in SUNY Oneonta’s Music Industry program.  As of 2008 he has been a tenure track assistant professor teaching core classes in music industry studies as well as music ensembles. SUNY Oneonta’s Inter-Greek Council has twice recognized Mr. Scafide as “Outstanding Faculty” member. Additionally Mr. Scafide has received several honors from SUNY Oneonta recognizing his creative and academic contributions to the college and faculty. Mr. Scafide teaches core music industry courses which include, Music and the Marketplace, History of Record Labels in Pop Culture and the Rock and Pop Ensemble. Other courses taught include Contemporary Issues and Blues Ensemble.

Previous to joining the faculty at SUNY Oneonta Mr. Scafide was the founding Principal/Partner for Generation Media (1998-2008), a publicity, radio promotion and management company dedicated to serving classical, jazz, and indie artists. Generation Media also promoted and created live events promotions and productions for NYC clubs, festivals, national competitions and modern opera.  A brief listing of clients for Generation Media includes, KOCH Classics, BBC LEGENDS, SONY Classics, MODE Records, Chesky Records, Angelok 1 Records, Mutable Music, Center for Contemporary Opera, Robert Craft Foundation, the World Piano Competition, , and HORDE Festival. Other companies that Mr. Scafide has worked for include E-1 Entertainment (KOCH International), Philips Media N.V. / Polygram, and New World Records.

As a composer and performer he has written numerous works of chamber music, theater songs, jazz ensemble; flute harp and viola, saxophone quartet, mixed ensemble, solo piano works, piano trios, among others. He is published by True Legacy and HLH publications. Mr. Scafide began composing at the age of 18. He began theory and harmony studies with Vincent Persichetti and Stanley Wolfe at the Juilliard School (1986-89) and later with Andrew Rudin (1989-91). Mr. Scafide has been the recipient of the Long Island Composers Alliance Award, the ASCAP Leonard Bernstein Award, NYC Composers Forum New Music New Composition Recipient, among others. His compositions have been performed in Poland, Scotland, France, Germany and the United States.

In 2011 Mr. Scafide published “A Music Industry Workbook” (Cognella Academic Press). The workbook is a comprehensive guide to the foundational aspects of the music industry, which include, touring, budgets, venue management, public relations, licensing, and the basics of copyright and publishing. His book is essential to his course Music and the Marketplace and is the textbook for the course. Mr. Scafide is a published writer and active researcher who has lectured, performed and presented research papers in Madrid, Spain; Munich, Germany; Honolulu, Hawaii; Washington D.C., and New York, City.


Ms. Robin Seletsky
, Adjunct Lecturer,
Advanced Woodwind Class.


Degrees Earned:
M.A. in Music History from SUNY Binghamton (1993)
B.M. in Music / Clarinet from The New England Conservatory (1979)

Robin Seletsky is the clarinet instructor at SUNY Oneonta. She attended the New England Conservatory of Music where she performed Debussy's Premiere Rhapsodie with the Boston Pops after winning the NEC graduating competition. She later attended the Juilliard School. Formerly the assistant principal and Eb clarinetist with the San Antonio Symphony she is currently principal clarinetist of the Glimmerglass Opera orchestra as well as the Binghamton Philharmonic. Robin is also an accomplished klezmer musician with several CD's to her credit and is the music director at Temple Beth El in Oneonta.

"Robin Seletsky, the principal clarinetist, blew a jazzy solo onstage…and offered stylish solos from the pit"
---The New York Times review of 2008 Glimmerglass productions Porter's "Kiss Me Kate" and Bellini's "I Capuletti e I Montecchi" respectively.


Ms. Julie Signitzer
, Adjunct Lecturer,
Advance String Class.

Degrees Earned:
M.M. in Violin Performance from Bowling Green State University (1975)
B.M.E. in Music Education from The University of Evansville (1973)

Julie has studied music in Austria at Musikochschule and Mozarteum Hochschule for Musik. In addition, she has been a performer with several orchestras including the Brooklyn Philharmonic, Glimmerglass Opera, New Jersey Symphony and Queens Symphony Orchestra to name a few. She is the founder and director of the Little Delaware County Players Orchestra. She has performed with several touring artists including Liza Minnelli, Sammy Davis Jr. and Frank Sinatra as well as in several Broadway, Off Broadway and Atlantic shows. Previously she has taught at St. Ann's School of Music. Brooklyn School of Music and the Harlem School for the Arts. She is a member of the touring and recording group the Catskill Klezmorim.


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