Professor Edward Smaldone is now a Full Professor and the Director of the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College. His composition teachers include George Perle, Ralph Shapey, Henry Weinberg and Hugo Weisgall. Smaldone is the recipient of awards such as the Goddard Lieberson Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, as well as grants and awards from ASCAP, The Macdowell Colony, Yaddo Corporation, The Charles Ives Center for the Arts and the American Music Center. Smaldone’s music has been performed by the Munich Radio Orchestra, the Denver Chamber Orchestra, The Memphis Symphony and many other ensembles throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. An active composer for the dance, Smaldone arranged music by and attributed to Pergolesi which has been performed world wide by Mikhail Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Project . Other collaborations have been with the Hartford Ballet and the dancer-choreographer Yin Mei.
Ed Smaldone Website: http://qcpages.qc.cuny.edu/music/index.php?L=1&M=35