This week, Salamon finished a three-week tour to Colorado and Nantucket with five-member vocal ensemble Ping. The group served as ensemble-in-residence at the Strings Music Festival in Steamboat Springs, and featured artist at the Nantucket Musical Arts Society. Ping, which Salamon founded in August 2013, specializes in early music and new music, and has given world premieres of eight new works-- and counting.
Sean Michael Salamon graduated this month from Carnegie Mellon University with a BFA in Music Composition. In addition to receiving University and College Honors, and both Harry G. Archer Awards for composition, Salamon was the commencement speaker for the School of Music. He will study for a master's degree at London's Royal Academy of Music beginning this September.
Salamon led a reading of his Variations In Memoriam Alan Turing with a 29-piece chamber orchestra comprised of students at the Oberlin Conservatory on Monday, March 10. The reading was organized by Henry Van Engen, and professionally recorded. Afterwards, players were able to give valuable feedback about the piece.