Paul Salzberg

Paul Salzberg portrait is a third-year scholarship recipient as a Bachelor of Music student in Piano Performance at the Sacramento State School of Music, studying with Professor Richard Cionco. Previously, he studied with William Becker. He is a recipient of several awards including the Herb Alpert Emerging Young Artist Award, a Memorial Scholarship Award of the Sacramento MTAC, the Mu Phi Epsilon Bernstein-Crosman Scholarship, and is the winner of the 2021 School of Music Concerto Competition. He studies and performs music from all style periods and enjoys composing.

Honors, Awards, and Competitions

  • 2019—2023 CSUS School of Music Piano Scholarship Recipient.
  • 2019, 2022 Mu Phi Epsilon Sacramento Alumni Chapter Scholarships.
  • 2021 CSUS Concerto Competition Winer.
  • 2021 Mu Phi Epsilon Bernstein Crossman Piano Scholarship.
  • 2021 CSUS School of Music FeNAM Student Performer Award.
  • 2019 Music Teachers’ Association of California Certificate of Merit Senior Medallion.
  • 2018 PFAA Instrumental Music Departmental Award.
  • 2018 California Arts Scholar.
  • 2018 Herb Alpert Emerging Young Artist.
  • 2018, 2017, 2015 Music Teachers Association of California Branch Honors.

Academics

  • California State University, Sacramento. Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance, May 2023. GPA: 4.0 (expected).
  • California State University, Sacramento. Minor in French, May 2023 (expected).
  • Natomas Charter School, Performing and Fine Arts Academy. High School diploma with distinction in Music, June 2019.

Music Education

  • Richard Cionco, California State University, Sacramento, 2019—2023.
  • William Becker, Becker Music Studio, 2013—2019.
  • Cornelius Cata, Jazz and Symphonic Band, Natomas Charter School, 2016—2019.

Performances

  • 6/10/22. Grieg Piano Concerto with California State University School of Music Symphonic Orchestra.
  • 4/19/22, 12/9/21, 6/3/21, 12/4/20, 12/2/19, Richard Cionco Piano Studio Recital Appearances.
  • 3/9/22. Orfeo Webinar for Contemporary Music.
  • 2/20/22, 1/30/21, Mu Phi Epsilon Sacramento Alumni Chapter Competitions.
  • 6/29/19, Senior Piano Recital.
  • Various, 2017—2019. Trumpet, first chair, Natomas Charter School Jazz and Symphonic Bands

Academics

  • California State University, Sacramento. Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance, May 2023. GPA: 4.0 (expected).
  • California State University, Sacramento. Minor in French, May 2023 (expected).
  • Natomas Charter School, Performing and Fine Arts Academy. High School diploma with distinction in Music, June 2019.

Master Classes

  • 9/15/21, Lornia Griffit.
  • 3/7/20, Eduardus Halim
  • 10/14/19, Yoonie Han
  • 7/20/18, Jesus de Soto

Other Experience

  • 2016-present. Piano studio instructor
  • Organized recitals for students including Natomas Public Library and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
  • Volunteer Recruiter for California State Summer School for the Arts (CSSSA)