Erie Junior Philharmonic names Matthew Salvaggio as music director

Posted on: February 2, 2022

“The Erie Junior Philharmonic has named a new permanent Music Director and Conductor—Matthew Salvaggio,” writes Anna Ashcroft in Tuesday’s (2/1) WJET-TV (Erie, PA). “Salvaggio has served as interim Music Director and Conductor for the EJP since October 2021. ‘Getting to work with the students of the Jr. Phil has been an incredible experience—they are hardworking, driven and really love music,’ … said Salvaggio. In addition to his work with the EJP, Salvaggio is the founder and Music Director of the Cleveland Repertory Orchestra. The 2021-22 season marks his fifth season as Music Director of the Euclid [Ohio] Symphony Orchestra. The Erie Junior Philharmonic is celebrating its 75th year, and is one of the oldest youth orchestras in the United States…. The Erie Junior Philharmonic offers weekly rehearsals at Strong Vincent Middle School, with sectional coaching and advanced chamber ensembles for members of the string, brass, woodwind and percussion sections of the orchestra. Performance opportunities include annual winter and spring concerts, a tour of schools, ensemble performances, an annual concerto competition and a performance on the stage of the historic Warner Theater side-by-side with the Erie Philharmonic.”