Dr. Anita Castiglione – Pianist

Anita Castiglione’s career as a soloist, collaborative pianist, choral accompanist, and music educator began with piano studies at the age of six. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Miami and a Master’s degree from The Juilliard School, both in piano performance. She was awarded a Teaching Assistantship in the Doctoral Program at the University of Miami and earned her Doctor of Musical Arts in Collaborative Piano (Accompanying/Chamber Music).

Dr. Castiglione has performed extensively as a soloist and collaborative pianist throughout the United States, including performances of the Schumann Piano Concerto in a minor with the Miami Philharmonic, Arthur Fiedler, guest conductor; the Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3 with the Princeton University Orchestra; and the Gershwin Piano Concerto in F with the Palm Beach Atlantic Symphony. She recently performed in a piano duo recital at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.; the Mohonk Summer Festival of the Arts in New York; and the Yamaha Salon Studio in New York City.

Dr. Castiglione is on the faculty at Palm Beach Atlantic University as Staff Accompanist/Collaborative pianist. She is currently the pianist for the Choral Society of the Palm Beaches and is a collaborative pianist/vocal coach at Florida International University. She has been the keyboardist for various ensembles including The Juilliard Chorus, and the New Jersey All-State and Opera Festival Choruses. She has served as an adjudicator for the national AP Music Theory Examinations and the Florida State Music Teachers’ Association district competitions. She appears in numerous recitals and concerts in South Florida. Dr. Castiglione is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society.