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Mississippi University for Women

1100 College St

Columbus, Mississippi 39701

United States

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Mississippi University for Women was chartered in 1884, it made educational history as the first state-supported college for women in America. Originally known as The Industrial Institute and College (II&C), this institution was created by the Mississippi ... more

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Employment History


Assistant Professor

University of New Orleans


Board Member
Virginia Music Teachers Association


Columbus , MS

Mississippi University for Women



University of New Orleans

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COLUMBUS, Miss.-Jazz compositions by Mississippi University for Women professor Richard Montalto will be the centerpiece of a Tuesday [March 26] concert at the university.
The free 7:30 p.m. event in the Connie Sills Kossen Auditorium of Poindexter Hall is titled "It's Not What You Think: Jazz Compositions of Richard Montalto."
Montalto, who will play bass, will be joined by tenor saxophonist Doug Thomas, trombonist Clifton Taylor, keyboardist David Reese and drummer Robert Damm.
Montalto, who has performed with jazz groups across the United States, South America and Europe, said the concert will represent "the first jazz works I have written in more than 20 years."
A native of New Orleans, he holds degrees in composition from the University of New Orleans, Tulane University and the University of North Texas. He joined the MUW faculty in 1988 and currently serves as principal bass for the Starkville/MSU Symphony.
As a composer, he has earned many awards, including an ASCAP Grants to Young Composers Award for his "Symphony for Wind Ensemble," yearly ASCAP awards since 1982 and a Mississippi Artist Fellowship for his "Symphony #2."

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COLUMBUS, Miss.-- The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers recently recognized Mississippi University for Women professor of music Richard Montalto as a 2002-2003 award winner.

Individuals are chosen for the cash award based upon the unique prestige value of each writer's catalog of original compositions and recent performances.
Dr. Montalto has won this award for the past 19 years.However, "It is not an automatic award," said Montalto."You have to maintain consistency in performance and recognition."
The panelists who chose Montalto for this honor include: David Bowden, musical director and conductor; Peter Filichia, drama critic for the Star Ledger; Carolyn Jennings, professor of music at St. Olaf College; Peter Keepnews, a freelance journalist specializing in jazz and popular culture; Michael Morgan, music director of the Oakland-East Bay Symphony Orchestra; Melinda Nerwman, West Coast bureau chief of Billboard; Pat Prescott, radio personality; H. Robert Reynolds, professor emeritus at the University of Michigan; and Greg Sandow, music educator, composer and classical musical critic for the Wall Street Journal.
Montalto has taught at MUW since 1988.
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