Our “American Pilgrimage” artists: Mark Salters

Salters_photo_smallMARK SALTERS is a pianist, vocal coach, and recital collaborator. A native of New York, Mark served on
the coaching staff of the Opera Department at the University of Michigan, and on the faculty of Yale University’s graduate opera program. He has accompanied master classes for many well-known singers and coaches including Frederica Von Stade, Roberta Alexander, Vladamir Chernov, Carlo Bergonzi, Sherill Milnes, Régine Crespin, Richard Bonynge, Rodney Gilfry, George Shirley, Carol Neblett, and others.

Mark has also worked with conductors and directors from Los Angeles Opera, New York City Opera, Frankfurt Opera, St. Louis Opera, and the Metropolitan Opera. He served on the music staffs of the Opera Theater of Connecticut and the Long Wharf Theater of New Haven before coming to California.

Mark regularly accompanies singers at events sponsored by the National Association of Teachers of Singing, as well as concerts and classes of the Classical Singers Association. He is a member of the music staffs at both the Cole Conservatory at CSU Long Beach, and is Music Director for the opera workshop at CSU Fullerton. He also serves as Director of Music and Principal Organist at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Irvine.

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