Angelica Salazar is a professional violinist and violist based in Utah. She graduated Cum Laude with her BM in Violin Performance. Angelica loves to perform solo and chamber music, and she has been a finalist and winner in several prestigious state, national, and international concerto competitions.
Angelica specializes in traditional Classical repertoire, however, she also has experience performing in a variety of styles including Folk/Fiddle, Pop, Rock, South Indian Raga, and Jazz music. She is skilled at string improvisation, arranging, and original composition. She will be debuting and performing her original composition, Salazar Violin Concerto in G minor, with a symphony in Vidin Bulgaria this summer.
Angelica currently gigs professionally across the state of Utah with an eclectic and classical style ensemble called Artiva String Quartet. She was also recently on cast as an actor and fiddler for the famous musical, “Once” at Orem Hale Center Theater.
Pedagogy is at the center of Angelica’s life, and her music students mean the world to her! She currently runs a successful private teaching studio with over 30 students. She has helped her students to win concerto competitions, pageants, and even get into university music programs on scholarship. Angelica also has coached with the Utah Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra since 2019. She has experience being a special guest coach for music festivals like the Utah Mountain Springs Music Festival and the Moab Music Festival, and she has been an adjudicator for various performing arts programs including the Utah Suzuki String Federation.
Angelica served as Miss Orem 2018, Miss Utah County 2019, Utah Valley University Orchestra President, and she currently serves on the board of the Miss Utah County Scholarship Competition as the Assistant Director. She has actively planned, hosted, and performed in many large-scale musical benefit concerts, and she has helped to raise tens of thousands of dollars for communities and individuals in need. Angelica is passionate about using her love for music to better the lives of others. She is a brain surgery survivor, and she is grateful that she can still play music today.