User:Sean Michael Salamon

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Photography by Sam Khan

Sean Salamon's music has been performed by ensembles, both professional and amateur, in 20 countries around the globe. In 2013, Salamon founded Ping, an early music/new music vocal quintet with whom he has given concerts across the USA, garnering 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 holds a master's degree in composition from London's Royal Academy of Music (2015), and a bachelor's from Carnegie Mellon University's School of Music in Pittsburgh (2014). While studying at Carnegie Mellon, 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 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's 75th anniversary production, Assassins by Sondheim, and music directed The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee for them in 2014. He has played leading roles in Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods, Falsettos, The Rocky Horror Show, Rent, and Les Misèrables in community theatre and student productions. He is an Eagle Scout.

Salamon is published by Selah Publishing. Many of his scores and recordings are available at and Soundcloud.

Salamon works during the day as a headhunter in Midtown Manhattan and, during his free time, enjoys taking photographs of his friends.

Selected Arrangements

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  • Five-Hundred Miles Away from Home by Hedy West for SSATB (2015).
  • Ordinary People by John Legend for SSATB (tenor solo) (2015).
  • Wave by Antônio Carlos Jobim for SSATB (2015).
  • American Tune by Paul Simon for SSATB (2014).
  • Theme from The Magic School Bus for SSATB (2014).
  • Ferry Me Across the Water by Ned Rorem for SSATB (2014).
  • Early in the Morning by Ned Rorem, for SATB (2014).
  • Three Songs from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood for SSATB or SATB (2014).
  • I Remember by Stephen Sondheim, for SATB (2014).
  • It Don't Mean a Thing by Duke Ellington, SATB or SSATB (2014).
  • Ding Dong Merrily on High for SATB, harp, and cello (2013).
  • The Christmas Song by Mel Tormé, for alto soloist, SATB, harp, and cello (2013).
  • Lo, how a rose e'er blooming, traditional carol, for SATB, harp, and cello (2013).
  • Ding Dong Merrily on High, traditional carol, for SSATB, harp, and cello (2013).
  • Double Trouble by John Williams, for SSATB or SATB (2013).
  • You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone (The Cup Song) from Pitch Perfect for SATB with soloist (2013).
  • The Star-Spangled Banner for TTBB (2013).
  • What Can You Lose? by Stephen Sondheim, for baritone and piano (2012).
  • I Remember by Stephen Sondheim, TTBB (2011).
  • I Remember by Stephen Sondheim, for baritone and piano (2011).
  • Rolling in the Deep by Adele, SATB and soloist (2011).