r. William Tortolano is a distinguished Catholic church musician who has made considerable contributions in the field of Gregorian chant.
His studies and research at the Abbey of Saint Peter (Solesmes, France) have led to his translation of Dom Eugène Cardine's book, Basic Studies in Gregorian Chant.
He currently directs the Gregorian Chant Workshop at the Saint Michael Institute of Sacred Art on Enders Island in Connecticut.
Dr. Tortolano is Professor Emeritus of Music and Fine Arts at Saint Michael's College, Vermont.
He has earned degrees in music and sacred music from Boston University, New England Conservatory of Music, L'Université de Montréal, and has enjoyed fellowships at Tanglewood Music Center, Yale Univeristy, and King's and Trinity Colleges at Cambridge University, England.
Dr. Tortolano serves as college organist at Saint Michael's College, and has presented organ recitals in the United States, Canada, Holland, Italy, Scotland and France, including at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.
The author of the book, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Anglo-Black Composer, 1875-1912, he is also a composer published by GIA Publications, World Library Publications, Shawnee Press and Paraclete Press.
CanticaNOVA Publications is pleased to offer the work of Dr. William Tortolano, Sr., and his son, William Tortolano, Jr., in our catalog:
The website for Saint Michael Institute of Sacred Art may be found at: