Sean Michael Salamon is a 24-year-old American composer, vocalist, and music director.
Salamon's music has been performed by ensembles, both professional and amateur, throughout his native United States, as well as in Canada, Chile, Spain, England, Scotland, Iceland, Germany, Romania, Lithuania, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, and New Zealand.
In 2013, Salamon founded Ping, an early music/new music vocal quintet with whom he has given concerts across the USA, garnering high praise from critics and audiences. Ping has collaborated with artists as diverse as hip-hop artist Frzy— and a concert series with Chatham Baroque in which the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review called Salamon's performance "superb... as stylish as [he was] expressive."
Salamon is currently studying for a master's degree in composition at London's Royal Academy of Music. He is a recent graduate of the Carnegie Mellon School of Music in Pittsburgh. While studying there, he was the music director for the CMU Originals, an award-winning all-male a cappella group, and the composer-in-residence and baritone choral scholar at Trinity Cathedral in downtown Pittsburgh.
In 2014, Salamon won both of Carnegie Mellon's Harry G. Archer Awards for undergraduate composition: orchestral writing and string quartet writing. In 2013, the CMU School of Music awarded him the Presser Scholarship, and In 2012, the Harry G. Archer Award for Outstanding Sophomore.
Salamon is also passionate about the stage. In 2013, he directed Scotch'n'Soda Theatre's 75th anniversary production, Assassins by Sondheim, and music directed The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee for them this spring. He has played leading roles in Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods, Falsettos, The Rocky Horror Show, Rent, and Les Misèrables. Additionally, he is an Eagle Scout.
Salamon is delighted when musicians perform his pieces and requests that you email him if you plan to do so.