The Salisbury School of Music Announces New Staff Member

Violinist Ryan Silvestri joins the faculty. 

August 17, 2010 (SALISBURY, NC) –  Marc Hoffman, founder and director of the Salisbury School of Music, has announced the addition of violin instructor Ryan Silvestri to the faculty.

Silvestri is currently a graduate assistant in violin performance at the UNC-Greensboro School of Music. He graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in music education from Florida State University in 2009.

Experienced as an orchestral player, chamber musician, and recitalist, Silvestri was a contracted member of the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra from 2007-2009 and has served as Concertmaster of the Brevard Music Center Sinfonia under the baton of former Pittsburgh Symphony Concertmaster Andrés Cárdenes. He has performed in masterclasses for William Preucil, Hal Grossman, the Audubon String Quartet, Cliff Colnot, Stefan Hersh, and Matt Albert. He has studied under Marjorie Bagley, Corinne Stillwell, Eliot Chapo, and John Wilcox.

“Ryan is a devoted educator and experienced in teaching both violin and viola,” Hoffman said. “We’re delighted to welcome him to the faculty.”

The Salisbury School of Music offers private and group instruction in vocal and instrumental music for all ages, and classes in a variety of music topics. For a complete list of classes, instructors and admission policies, visit

About the Salisbury School of Music:

The Salisbury School of Music is located at 213 S. Main Street in Salisbury, NC, on the second floor of the historic Meroney Theater. All classes emphasize music theory along with technique in order to develop the “whole” musician. SSM instructors are professional musicians and experienced teachers, most with advanced degrees in music. SSM also encourages student teachers and usually places them with beginning students. For more information visit or call 704-633-8188. The Salisbury School of Music also maintains a Facebook page.

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