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2023 Dillon Moran Musician in Residence Program to Host Pianist and Composter Julian Gargiulo

Julian Gargiulo, pianist, composer and recording artist has been announced as the 2023 Dillon Moran Musician in Residence at Severn School. Gargiulo has a full schedule of student-focused events lined up on the Upper School campus on January 23-24, culminating with an evening concert in Price Auditorium that is free and open to the public.
During this two-day residency, Gargiulo will perform for both the Upper School and Middle School, taking questions from the audience afterwards. He is scheduled for a composer discussion with AP Music Theory students, a composing discussion with Music Tech students, and a piano recording session with the Recording Studio class. He will also host coaching sessions with both two of Severn’s performance groups - Instrument Ensemble and Treble Choir. Additionally, he will hold an Open Masterclass and will have lunch each day with students interested in music.
His residency will wrap up in Price Auditorium when Gargiulo himself appears in Concert at 7:00 p.m. on Jan. 24, an event that is free and open to the public.
About the Dillon Moran Musician in Residence Program
The Dillon Moran Musician in Residence program was created in the Fall of 2012 to commemorate the passion, exuberance and solid musicianship exemplified by Dillon Moran, Severn School Class of 2013. Dillon’s life was tragically cut short in the fall of 2011 as the result of an accident at his home.
The purpose of the program is to invite outside musicians to spend a defined period of time at Severn working with students, faculty, and the entire community to inspire, create and perform great music. The visiting musician will share his/her talent with Severn students and hopefully provide a fresh approach and new ways of bringing music to life in the Severn community.
Past musicians who have lent their time and talents to this program include Super City, Mackenzie Shivers, Creative Connections, Eric Hutchinson, and The Onus Trio with special guest Helen Sung.
About Julian Gargiulo
Julian Lawrence Gargiulo is a pianist, composer, and recording artist. He has performed all over the world to both public and critical acclaim. In 2014, he was named a Steinway Artist. He performs regularly in halls all over the world, including Carnegie Hall, Moscow Conservatory Hall, Verona Philharmonic Hall, The Esplanade, and the Seymour Theater Center. Born and educated in Italy, with dual U.S. and Italian citizenship, Mr. Gargiulo studied at the Verona State Conservatory (Randone), the Mugi Academy in Rome (Ciccolini) and the Moscow State Conservatory (Mezhlumov).  In the United States he received his Bachelor's Degree at Rowan University (Zuponcic), Master's Degree at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University (Slutsky), and his Doctor of Musical Arts Degree at the University of Maryland (Rodriguez). Gargiulo’s music and recordings have appeared in movies and documentaries, to include the trailer of the Keira Knightley film The Aftermath.

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