Vito DiSalvo, Educator, Band Leader, Performer, Arranger, Composer, Producer

Vito DiSalvo is an accomplished accordionist, pianist, composer, arranger, producer and retired educator. His musical skills and leadership have taken him to concert stages from Pittsburgh and the tri state area, where he originated and lead the popular dance band, WE THREE, to accordion movie credits in “A Wedding for Bella” aka “The Bread My Sweet”, to televised PBS specials of American tenor, Matt Morgan, and now to South Africa, Europe, Australia and America where he conducts and performs on both piano and accordion as Music Director for international singer Patrizio Buane. He was also privileged to play accordion for the late world renowned tenor Luciano Pavarotti for his Pittsburgh performances as well as performed on the Grammy Award winning Jazz album for Nancy Wilson, Turned To Blue.

In 1977 DiSalvo started Mifflin Hills Music Co as a publishing company. In 2007 Mifflin Hills Music Publishing LLC  became solely a publishing company and MHM Productions LLC was formed as a recording and artist management company.    Mr. DiSalvo and his companies have published choral music, numerous symphonic band compositions, one of which was published by Columbia Pictures Publications and re-titled “Transformations” He has also produced twenty albums for MHM.  His original music has been performed on he HBO series The Sopranos, on national advertisements and promotional videos for Pirollo Tours, in an independent comedy film, and documentary films.  Most recently, Vito DiSalvo collaborated with Pittsburgh radio legend, Jack Bogut  on two projects featuring Mr. Bogut’s original stories and DiSalvo’s original compositions

Earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Education from Duquesne University in May 1973 DiSalvo was later honored by Duquesne in 1977 with the prestigious Distinguished Alumni Award in recognition of his outstanding achievements and contributions to the fields of music and music education. Vito furthered his musical education earning a Master of Music Degree in Theory/Composition from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida in 1975 where he studied with such distinguished composers as the late Clifton Williams, the late John Kinyon, and Alfred Reed.

Vito has been married to Lana for thirty-five years.  He has two children Vito who is married to Santina (DeRenzo) and Gina who is married to David Galardini, and has four-year-old twin grandchildren, Nico and Mia and a two-year-old grandson, Luca.