About me

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RUSTY PALUMBO

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Forty-five years of teaching experience
Teacher Certification from American College of Musicians
Prepared over 500 students for National Piano Playing Auditions

MEMBERSHIPS

National Guild of Piano Teachers (NGPT)
Merrimack Valley Music Teachers Association (MVMTA)
Music Teachers National Association (MTNA)

POSITIONS HELD

Former Director for Reading Public Library Concert Series
President, Merrimack Valley Music Teachers Association (2001-2003)
Music Director for Community Theater
Coordinator for piano fund-raiser for Reading Public Library
Adjudicator for National Piano Playing Auditions
Adjudicator for Massachusetts Music Teachers Association (MMTA)
Past member of the Executive Board of the Reading Symphony Orchestra

PERFORMANCES

Featured concerto soloist with the Reading Symphony Orchestra
Advanced performance diplomas from American College of Musicians
Performances at the Longy School of Music, Beethoven Society, Reading Public Library Concert Series, Maryland State Music Teachers Association

AWARDS

Cultural Recognition Award 2004 from the town of Reading
EMACT recognition awards for Music Directing Community Theatre
Diploma: Niles Bryant School of Piano Tuning
Received the American College of Musicians Collegiate Diploma
Five-year National winner (with superior rating) in the National Piano Playing Auditions