Salvatore Giovanni Martirano, internationally acclaimed American composer and Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois was born on January 12th, 1927, in Yonkers, NY, a son of Alexander and Mary Mazzullo Martirano. He died at the age of 68 on Friday, November 17th, 1995.
Professor Martirano studied composition with Herbert Elwell at Oberlin College(1947-51), with Bernard Rodgers at The Eastman School of Music(1952), and with Luigi Dallapiccola at the Cherubini Conservatory in Florence, Italy(1952-4). From 1956 to 1959 he was in…
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