Dr. Vernon Taranto


Dr. Vernon  Taranto

Office Information

Campus
Location
Title
Email
Phone
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St. Petersburg / Gibbs  |  Directions & Campus Map
ET 207
Director of Choral Activities
taranto.vernon@spcollege.edu
(727)341-4678
(727) 444-6374


Office Schedule


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Biography


Vernon Taranto Jr. has been Director of Choral Activities at St. Petersburg College since the Fall of 1996. During his tenure the SPC choruses have grown in stature and ability reflected in recent performances attended by capacity audiences in and around St. Petersburg, the region, and abroad.

In seasons past, the 130-voice SPC Concert Chorus has undertaken numerous performances of great choral literature some of which are: John Rutter's Gloria and his Requiem, Mozart's Grand Mass in C Minor, the Vivaldi Gloria, C.P.E. Bach's Magnificat, Mass in Time of War by Josef Haydn, Randall Thompson's The Peaceable Kingdom, Frostiana, and Testament of Freedom, Händel's Messiah, the Fauré Requiem, and Howard Hanson's spectacular Song of Democracy.  Notable recent adventures include the acclaimed ten-day "Musical Ambassadors Tour of Russia" in which the SPC Madrigalians performed for delighted audiences in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Orenberg (Siberia)!                       

Dr. Taranto received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in 1983 from Louisiana State University where he studied with Peter Paul Fuchs (opera conducting and production), Richard Aslanian (opera and music theater), Paul Knowles (studio voice), L. Bruce Jones (instrumental and choral conducting); and he performed choral music under the baton of master choral director, Dallas Draper.   His training in Music Theory and Composition was directed by Dinos Constantinides, Kenneth Klaus, Paul Louis Abel, Frank Crawford Page, and James Drew.

His professional career includes a five-year tour of duty with The United States Air Force Band in Washington, D.C., nine performance tours of Japan (with his wife-singer, Mary Ann), and two presentations of his original musical compositions at Carnegie Hall, NYC.  His music has been recorded on numerous CDs, and has been published by Pro-Art, Augsburg, Latham Music, Lorenz, and others.




Subjects Taught


Music, Music: Applied


Course Schedule


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0480   Spring Term 2014
CourseSectionCampusFormatStartsEnds
AAP 0831   5345 CTSIn Class Jan 13 2014May 5 2014
MUC 1102  MUSIC COMPOSITION II: STRINGS AND WOODWINDS 2300 SPGIn Class Jan 13 2014May 9 2014
MUC 1104  MUSIC COMPOSITION III: BRASS AND PERCUSSION 3385 SPGIn Class Jan 13 2014May 9 2014
MUC 1616  INTRODUCTION TO FILM SCORING 3391 SPGIn Class Jan 13 2014May 9 2014
MUC 1619  FILM SCORING III - FEATURE LENGTH 3384 SPGIn Class Jan 13 2014May 9 2014
MUN 1310  COLLEGE CHORUS 519 SPGIn Class Jan 13 2014May 9 2014
MUN 1310  COLLEGE CHORUS 520 SPGIn Class Jan 13 2014May 9 2014
MUN 1340  MADRIGALIANS 521 SPGIn Class Jan 13 2014May 9 2014
MVK 1011  APPLIED MUSIC ENRICHMENT - PIANO 1465 SPGIn Class Jan 13 2014May 9 2014
0475   Fall Term 2013
CourseSectionCampusFormatStartsEnds
MUC 1102  MUSIC COMPOSITION II: STRINGS AND WOODWINDS 3608 SPGIn Class Aug 19 2013Dec 13 2013
MUC 1104  MUSIC COMPOSITION III: BRASS AND PERCUSSION 4422 SPGIn Class Aug 19 2013Dec 13 2013
MUC 1107  MUSIC COMPOSITION IV: CHAMBER ORCHESTRA 2474 SPGIn Class Aug 19 2013Dec 13 2013
MUC 1616  INTRODUCTION TO FILM SCORING 3604 SPGIn Class Aug 19 2013Dec 13 2013
MUC 1618  FILM SCORING II - TELEVISION EPISODIC 3605 SPGIn Class Aug 19 2013Dec 13 2013
MUC 1619  FILM SCORING III - FEATURE LENGTH 4892 SPGIn Class Aug 19 2013Dec 13 2013
MUN 1310  COLLEGE CHORUS 635 SPGIn Class Aug 19 2013Dec 13 2013
MUN 1310  COLLEGE CHORUS 636 SPGIn Class Aug 19 2013Dec 13 2013
MUN 1340  MADRIGALIANS 637 SPGIn Class Aug 19 2013Dec 13 2013