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    Dr. Art Salman

    Having retired in January, 2000, as a licensed clinical psychologist and  professor of psychology at the University of Bridgeport for twenty-eight years, Art recently joined the Stratford Community Concert Band. 

    More active now than ever, gardening,and playing  saxophone or clarinet with the Sacred Heart University Orchestra, and the Stratford and Milford Concert Bands, Dr. Salman spends his time with his family;  three adult children ( Karen, Jocelyn and Craig) , four lovely and talented grandchildren (David and Daniel, and the twins, Zachary and Aleya), and his wife, Leonora (to whom he's been married for forty-two years).   Dr. Salman also continues his private practice in psychotherapy and  psychological testing on a limited basis. 

    He received his doctorate and Masters degrees from The Ohio State University and attended Queens College in NYC as an undergraduate majoring in psychology.  Art played saxophone in college in the AFROTC marching band at which time he was the band commander. 
    He recalls the time when he was asked to play the cymbals (not Freudian "symbols") for a three-piece marching band in  ROTC summer camp,  consisting of one drum, a trumpet, and cymbals.  A peculiar "musical" experience but superior to carrying a rifle! 

    Art served as a  psychologist in military service during the early phase of the Vietnam conflict,  and he returned in l966 to begin his clinical practice and career as a college professor.

    "My love of music, dance,and rhythm was evidenced at an early age. I  recall my parents telling me that as a child of three or four years old, I used to entertain people in the street outside my parents candy store, jitterbugging (popular in the l940s), to the music.  I thank my parents now for agreeing to buy me the saxophone, paying for lessons and encouraging me to play an instrument that has afforded me a lifetime of pleasure."


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