Dr. Vernon Taranto


Dr. Vernon  Taranto

Office Information

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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


Course Schedule


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0490   Fall Term 2014
CourseSectionCampusFormatStartsEnds
MUC 1102  MUSIC COMPOSITION II: STRINGS AND WOODWINDS 3201 SPGIn Class Aug 18 2014Dec 12 2014
MUC 1104  MUSIC COMPOSITION III: BRASS AND PERCUSSION 3367 SPGIn Class Aug 18 2014Dec 12 2014
MUC 1107  MUSIC COMPOSITION IV: CHAMBER ORCHESTRA 2262 SPGIn Class Aug 18 2014Dec 12 2014
MUC 1616  INTRODUCTION TO FILM SCORING 3197 SPGIn Class Aug 18 2014Dec 12 2014
MUC 1618  FILM SCORING II - TELEVISION EPISODIC 3198 SPGIn Class Aug 18 2014Dec 12 2014
MUC 1619  FILM SCORING III - FEATURE LENGTH 3473 SPGIn Class Aug 18 2014Dec 12 2014
MUN 1310  COLLEGE CHORUS 604 SPGIn Class Aug 18 2014Dec 12 2014
MUN 1310  COLLEGE CHORUS 605 SPGIn Class Aug 18 2014Dec 12 2014
MUN 1340  MADRIGALIANS 606 SPGIn Class Aug 18 2014Dec 12 2014