Angela Riccardo Salcedo is the organ lecturer at the University of Connecticut as well as the director of music ministries at First Church of Christ Congregational, Glastonbury. As a frequent recitalist on organ and harpsichord, Salcedo performs with the Mostly Baroque Players, a Connecticut early music ensemble. Her extensive performance career has included recitals at American Guild of Organists (AGO) Conventions and Pipe Organ Encounters. She also was the premier organist for the 2001 Scranton Bach Festival in Pennsylvania and recitalist on the highly acclaimed Summer Evening Organ Concerts at Old West Church, Boston. Her international studies at the Academy of Italian Organ Music in Pistoia (1988) and the French Organ Music Seminar in France (1999) included concerts on various instruments throughout the Tuscany area of Italy as well as Paris, Bordeaux and Toulouse, France. Salcedo was a first-prize winner of the Strader Organ Competition, Cincinnati (1982), and was one of 25 organists chosen throughout the country to compete in the 1993 and 1995 National Young Players Competition. Always an active member of the AGO, Salcedo was instrumental in organizing the L. Cameron Johnson Memorial Organ Competition, the first national organ competition for high school students. Salcedo earned degrees from the New England Conservatory of Music (master of music) and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (bachelor of music). Her teachers include James David Christie, Russell Saunders, Yuko Hayashi, Bill Porter, Roberta Gary, Guy Bovet and James Harrington.