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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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."