The School of Music and Fine Arts
Full Name: Anita Castiglione
Adjunct Professor of Music
B.M. University of Miami; M.M. The Juilliard School; D.M.A. University of Miami
Anita Castiglione's career as a soloist, collaborative pianist, choral accompanist, and music educator began with piano studies at the age of six. She attended the University of Miami, an undergraduate scholarship student of Rosalina Sackstein, and earned a Bachelor of Music Degree in Piano Performance. She continued her piano studies on scholarship at The Juilliard School with Adele Marcus, and received a Master of Music Degree. At Commencement, she was awarded the Juilliard Alumni Scholarship to continue private piano study at the Juilliard School. After several years of performing and teaching, she entered the University of Miami as a doctoral graduate assistant of Paul Posnak. She received a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Accompanying/ Chamber Music in 2002. Dr. Castiglione has performed extensively as soloist and collaborative pianist in the United States. Her concerto performances include appearances with orchestras at the Music Academy of the West, Princeton University, University of Miami, and the Miami Pops. She has given recitals in Salzburg, Austria at the Leopoldskron and the Museum Carolina Augusteum. She has been the pianist/harpsichordist for various choirs and orchestras including the NY Camerata Singers, Miami Bach Society, the Juilliard Chorus, the University of Miami Collegiums Musicum and Wind Ensemble, New Jersey All-State Chorus and Opera Festival Chorus, the Westchester Symphony, and Brooklyn Philharmonia. She has conducted high school choirs, and has worked as pianist/coach for the Montclair State University (NJ) opera department. Dr. Castiglione is listed in the Who's Who of American Women, and is a member of Phi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society. She is currently the pianist for the Choral Society of the Palm Beaches, and is an Accompanist/Coach and Adjunct Professor of Music Theory at Palm Beach Atlantic University.