Conductor-Arranger of Monterey String Quartet, Monterey Peninsula College Orchestra and I Cantori's Concertmaster for over three decades
"I always look forward to a new work by my friend, conductor and colleague, Dr. Sal Ferrantelli. The originality of the writing and the passion of his rehearsing and conducting give every encounter a closeness with the composer’s intent. In his pieces I hear the harmonies and the freedom of the jazz pianist that he is. I hear his Italian roots in the passion and in the soaring melodies. I hear the writing techniques of a musician with the training and ear for composition. He has blessed me with the compliment of writing obbligato violin solos that wind their way around the choir melodies. These violin solos contribute to the uniqueness of these beautiful masterpieces. His works are a great and unique addition to the choral repertoire."