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educator , violinist

Raymond Benjamin Sidoti, American violinist, educator.

Background

Sidoti, Raymond Benjamin was born on August 21, 1929 in Cleveland. Son of Joseph and Carmella (Alletto) Sidoti.

Education

Museum B., Cleveland Institute Music, 1951, Museum M., 1954. Postgraduate (Fulbright fellow) Santa Cecilia, Rome, 1957-1958. D. Musical Arts, Ohio State University, 1972.

Career

Concert soloist and chamber musician, United States, Europe, since 1958. Chairman string department Baylor University, 1972-1973. Coordinator strings, first violin Shiras String Quartet, Northern Michigan University, 1973-1975.

Professor violin, coordinator chamber music Stephens College, 1975-1979. Professor violin, conductor Capital University, 1979-1982. Professor violin, conductor Augustana College, since 1982.

Conductor Sioux Empire Youth Symphony, since 1988. Member faculty, soloist, concertmaster orchestra Rome Festival Institute, summers 1973, 76, 77. State Department grantee Western Europe tours, 1959-1968.

Concertmaster of chamber and festival orchestras Missouri Symphony Society, 1977-1978.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: The Violin Sonatas of Bela Bartok: An Epitome of the Composer's Development, 1972.

Membership

Member faculty, soloist, concertmaster orchestra Rome Festival Institute, summers 1973, 76, 77. State Department grantee Western Europe tours, 1959-1968. Served with United States Army, 1951-1953.

South Dakota Arts Council grantee, 1983-1985. Member College Music Society, Cleveland Federation Musicians, American String Teachers Association, South Dakota String Teachers Association (president 1984), Pi Kappa Lambda.

Connections

Married Mary Sue Lawrence, June 14, 1971.

father:
Joseph Sidoti

mother:
Carmella (Alletto) Sidoti

spouse:
Mary Sue Lawrence