ANTHONY SALICANDRO – Director
Tony plays saxaphone, flute and clarinet and has performed with such celebrity musicians as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Natalie Cole, Johnny Mathis, Sammy Davis Jr, Burt Bacharach, Cher, Steve & Eydie Gormé, Barry Manilow, and Doc Severnson. His radio and television credits include “The Tonight Show” (1978), “Mel Torme Live” (1988), “The Miss America Pagent” (1979-1985), and the soundtrack for “Dick Clark’s Freedom Festival ’89”. Tony has also toured with Ben Vereen (1978-79) and Lou Rawls (1978), and his playing can be heard on CDs featuring Bobby Rydell and Lou Rawls. Tony holds a Bachelor of Music in Flute from the University of the Arts. He is an adjunct professor at the University of the Arts. He was an adjunct professor for 25 years at Rowan University. He has performed with the Atlantic City casino orchestras and The Philly Pops, and he currently performs and records with the Brazilian jazz group Minas.
Born in Abruzzo -Italy, multi-instrumentalist, he began his musical studies under the guidance of Roberto Torto and Composition with Sante Centurione at Civic Institute of Music in San Giovanni Teatino (Chieti -Italy), afterward graduating in clarinet with highest honors at the Conservatory of Music “G.Braga” in Teramo. After his graduation, he continued to refine his musical skill studying with well-known international artists, until he moved to Philadelphia obtaining his degree in Master of Music Performance at Temple University in Philadelphia.
As an eclectic classical and world-music performer, Mr. DiMatteo boasts several concerts in USA, Italy, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Greece, Malta, Iraq and Libya, performing in the foremost concert halls and festivals.
Evan Kilgore is a graduate of the University of the Arts where he received his B.A in saxophone performance. He has had the privilege of studying with Anthony Salicandro, Chris Farr, Mark Allen, Joel Frahm and Larry McKenna. Evan currently teaches saxophone and clarinet as well as leading an intermediate jazz ensemble at Settlement Music School. Evan is an active freelance musician in the Philadelphia area where he performs various styles including jazz, funk, R&B, and fusion. Evan’s versatility and natural pedagogical understanding of teaching help give his students the tools needed to excel in both music and life.
Jocelyn Moore (oboe) Jocelyn Moore currently holds the position of Second Oboe with Symphony in C and is the oboist of the Whitman Winds. She has also performed with the Richmond Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Lancaster Symphony Orchestra, Wilmington Ballet, Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra, and more. In addition to these groups, Jocelyn has also performed with a number of notable contemporary artists such as Amy Grant and Boyz II Men.
Outside of her career as a performer, Jocelyn is a strong advocate for music education. She maintains a private teaching studio and is the Education and Outreach Manager for Symphony in C, where she works to bring music programs to schools throughout Camden and North Philadelphia. She was also previously on the staff of Temple Music Preparatory Division’s Center for Gifted Young Musicians and the faculty of Play On, Philly!.
Jocelyn received a Bachelor of Music degree from Duquesne University and a Master of Music degree from Temple University. Her primary teachers include Peter Smith and James Gorton.
Tara Rozanski (flute, piccolo) is a professional flutist and piccolo player from Franklinville, NJ. She is a graduate of Montclair State University with a concentration in flute performance, where she studied with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra’s Susan Palma-Nidel. At MSU was the recipient of the Paul Hostetter Orchestral Performance Scholarship and the Thomas J. Wilt scholarship, which recognizes MSU’s most promising graduating music major. Upon her graduation from Montclair State University, Tara obtained her master’s degree in flute performance under full tuition scholarship and stipend at the University of Delaware under the direction of flutist Eileen Grycky. During her time in Delaware, she gained pedagogical and professional experience as the professor of flute methods. As a performer, she was an active member in the school’s graduate woodwind quintet, sat principal chair of the University of Delaware Symphony, and also won the school’s concerto competition. She has an extensive performance history and continues to thrive in the classical community. Some highlights include being a featured soloist with Colonial Symphony and University of Delaware’s orchestra, performing at Carnegie Hall as part of Montclair State University’s flute quartet, and playing at the Mann Center as part of the Video Game Orchestra. She actively plays with chamber ensembles and freelances as a soloist and orchestral musician throughout the tri-state area. Tara currently holds a thriving studio filled with students of all ages. Most recently, Tara is honored to be the official coach of the 2018 All South Jersey Honors Flute Quartet. She also performed a solo concert held at Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion in September 2018 as a featured artist.
Aside from her teaching and performing career, Tara has served as administrative support in many musical organizations, most recently acting as Engagement Coordinator of The Philly POPS. She also serves as the front of house support and educational support for the organization. She has a natural talent for social media marketing and has success in both musical and non-musical organizations and companies as a social media marketer, such as Mad Decent Philly, Philadelphia International Music Festival, and many more.
As an avid listener and lover of music, Tara’s interest in electronic music sparked in 2008. Her interests led to copious amounts of research in dance music, specifically its impacts on society. Her knowledge curiosity led her to field research for her graduate studies on EDM (electronic dance music) and how gender and relationships between people are manipulated in unique ways through this genre. She has held scholarly presentations on EDM, has been a manager for producers linked to Mad Decent Records, held an internship for Mad Decent Records Philly, and has been a guest writer for artists such as Diplo, Afrojack, Valentino Khan, The Partysquad, and many more notable artists. Her research and knowledge of multiple genres of music have made her be a multifaceted musician, and her background in electronic music is no exception.
Tara has studied with Ronna Ayscue – solo recording artist and orchestral performer), David DiGiacobbe – principal flute Harrisburg Symphony, Susan Palma Nidel – Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and recording artist, Judith Mendenhall – Principal flute of the American Ballet Theater, and currently is studying with Erica Peel of the Philadelphia Orchestra. She has taken masterclasses with Bart Feller, Robert Dick, Kazuo Tokito, Brad Garner, Tanya Witek, and many other notable flutists.
Tara sees any opportunity in music as an inspiring one and continues to dedicate her life to the arts in any way she can. She is a firm believer of teaching her students to be well-rounded musicians and to be passionate about what they do in music.