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The friends of Betty Angilette are extending all that they can to help her fight to save her vision.

Elizabeth Angilette was born and raised in Meriden, Connecticut. She graduated from Villa Victoria Academy (NJ) where she was a music scholarship student. Her professional roots are three pronged. She was teacher (with over 40 dedicated years) musician (pianist, organist, choral conductor, composer) and published author/researcher. She distinguished herself in performance at an early age when she was piano soloist with Paul Whiteman and the Firestone Orchestra in Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. Since that time she has performed as piano recitalist, soloist and chamber musician in America and Europe. She earned a B.M. (Catholic University of America); a M.M. in piano performance (Manhattan School of Music); certificates in piano, harmony and solfege at the Ecoles D’Art Americaines at Fontainebleau, France and a Ph.D. (New York University.) Additional study was done at Georgetown University, and the Juilliard School. Her teachers have included Nadia Boulanger, Robert Goldsand, Arminda Canteros, Alexander Edelman, and Vladzia Mashke. In her youth, she was awarded many prizes, scholarships and grants, e.g. Wellesley College, the Canadian Embassy, the Concours Robert and Jean Casadesus, Hartt College of Music, Meriden Symphony Young Artist Award. Dr. Angilette is also a published author of articles and books, e.g., Philosopher at the Keyboard: Glenn Gould (1992) Scarecrow Press; Choralzone: Peak Performance Supports Guide For the Choral Musician (2012) e-book for Kindle (pending); Brainpowerfloss: Peak Performance Supports for Educational Excellence (2012) e-book for Kindle (pending). Dr. Angilette is a former member of the State of New Jersey HSPA Visual and Performing Arts Committee, the NJEA Women in Education Committee, listed in NOEMA (Indiana University) bibliography of Women in Philosophy and presenter (NJ Provider #2321) of workshops in aesthetics, women’s music and vocal/choral techniques for school districts’ professional development. Dr. Angilette is former Director of Choral Arts at Elizabeth High School. She was appointed adjunct professor at Kean University, 2000. She also dedicated her life for 12 years as a R.C. religious based in NJ. There she helped her students grow intellectually, spiritually, and musically. But, Dr. Angilette can no longer teach or perform. A few years ago she was cut down by diabetes. She is struggling to keep her sight and overcome its complications. Conventional medical methods have not worked for her. She has looked to alternative modalities that have been proven to help. But, Medicare does not pay for alternative health care, which can be costly. Dr. Angilette does not have a way to get the money necessary for treatments. She is appealing to the generosity and compassion of friends & strangers to help raise the money. There is no one else. Won’t you help a struggling teacher/musician keep her sight and continue the work she had to abandon because of illness?

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