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Romeo Melloni

Romeo Melloni (piano, composition) was born in Milan, Italy, and attended Milan University, where he studied musicology with Francesco Degrada. He received his Bachelor of Music from Berklee College of Music and his M.M. and honorary Graduate Diploma in composition from New England Conservatory. His teachers include Robert DiDomenica, Theodore Antoniou, and Giacomo Manzoni. Romeo’s compositions include 75 works of symphonic, chamber, and vocal music that have been performed in Europe and in the United States by the Czech Philarmonic Chamber Orchestra, NH Music Festival, Slovak Radio Orchestra, Martinü Quartet, Solati Trio, and many others. Mr. Melloni teaches piano, theory, and composition at the Manchester Community Music School.

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Kathryn Southworth  (dean of students and faculty, piano, performance workshops, Canterbury Singers) holds a B.M. in Piano Performance from Oberlin Conservatory and an M.M. in Vocal Accompanying and Coaching from the University of Illinois. She held a graduate assistantship as staff accompanist under the tutelage of acclaimed accompanist John Wustman and served as a musical ambassador to Costa Rica with soprano Ollie Watts Davis. She has been a collaborative pianist for Opera North, Dartmouth College, Plymouth State University, and Boston Ballet, and has also served as music director, accompanist, and organist for many theater and choral groups in New England. Kathy is currently music director and organist for the Canterbury United Community Church. Former faculty positions include St. Paul’s School and Plymouth State University.

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Rebecca Herst  (piano department chair, piano) holds a B.M. in Piano Performance from the Hartt School of Music, where she was the recipient of the Hartt Talent Scholarship.  At Hartt she studied with Leonard Seeber and Paul Rutman, with a concentration in collaborative piano. Rebecca has performed throughout the Northeast, and has taught at Fairfield County School of Music and the Community Music Center of Boston. She adjudicates regularly in the New England area, and is the Music School’s site coordinator for the Royal Conservatory of Music Certificate Program.

abby charbeneau headshot webAbigail Charbeneau  (piano) holds a B.A. in Music from Skidmore College and an M.M. in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Illinois. She has studied with Pola Baytelman, William Heiles, Arkady Aronov, Adaleina Krivosheina, Kenneth Drake, and Reid Alexander. She is the organist at South Congregational Church and Artistic Director and pianist for the Grace Coolidge Musicale Series in Plymouth, Vermont. Ms. Charbeneau has held faculty positions at Millikin University and the University of Illinois and currently teaches at St. Paul’s School.

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Calvin Herst  (piano, accompanist) received his B.M. and M.M. degrees magna cum laude in Piano Performance from Ithaca College, with additional studies in conducting, most notably at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. He has performed at the Kennedy Center, the Philadelphia Academy of Music, and throughout the People’s Republic of China. Calvin is the accompanist for the Unitarian Universalist Church in Concord and the Suncook Valley Chorale and founding pianist of the Larksong Trio. He has been a faculty member of the Ithaca College School of Music, the Community Music Center of Boston, and the Buckingham Browne and Nichols School.

gregg pauley headshot webGregg Pauley  (piano) is a graduate of the University of Southern California and the Mason Gross School of the Arts. He has performed extensively throughout the United States and Canada, including Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall (Lincoln Center), Merkin Hall, Steinway Hall, and Yamaha Artist Studios in New York City. During his tenure as Director of Programs at Musicfest Perugia, he was a featured soloist in concerts at the Sala dei Notari and the Basilica di San Pietro. He is currently on the faculty at Tufts University and is a frequent master class teacher and competition adjudicator.

peggy senter headshot webPeggy Senter  (president, piano) is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of North Carolina; she also holds an M.M. degree in Piano Performance from the University of Wisconsin, with further studies in non-profit management, arts administration, piano pedagogy, and Dalcroze eurhythmics at Harvard, Longy, and New England Conservatory. She has performed as concerto soloist and in recital and chamber music concerts in New England, Wisconsin, and North Carolina, including many premieres of new music with the Composers in Red Sneakers and the Musicians of Wall Street. Former faculty positions include North Shore Community College, Rivers Music School, and St. Paul’s School. Among her awards and honors are the 1993 Governor’s Award for Arts Education, the 1999 Distinguished Alumna Award from University of North Carolina, and the 2007 Citizen of the Year from the Concord Chamber of Commerce.

anita yu headshotAnita Yu  (piano) earned a B.M. from University of British Columbia and an M.M. in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Westminster Choir College of Rider University. Her major teachers include Louise Goss, Phyllis Lehrer, Ena Barton, and Michael Lewin. Anita has performed in Boston, Florida, New York, New Jersey, and Vancouver, B.C., and has been on the faculties at the Community Music Center of Boston, St. Paul’s School, and the New School for Music Study. She has a particular interest in preparing students for the Royal Conservatory Certificate Program and statewide, regional, and national piano competitions.