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Steven Mento received his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Delaware, studying with professors Michael Steinberg and Leon Bates. After piano study with Annie Petit of The Curtis Institute, he enrolled in a Masters program at Temple University and worked with Harvey Wedeen in piano pedagogy and Maurice Wright in composition. Steven Mento completed doctoral studies in piano performance at the University of South Carolina where he worked with Dr. Charles Fugo and John Adams. He is on the piano faculty at Stockton State College in New Jersey.

Dr. Mento has performed in various locations in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, South Carolina, Florida and in Vienna, Austria, and has recorded at the Lawrenceville School. He is the piano soloist and composer of 'Elegy', which was commissioned for the Bay-Atlantic Symphony. Dr. Mento is also a concert reviewer for the Classical New Jersey Society Journal.


Loretta Mento received a Bachelor of Music degree from Rowan University, where she studied piano with Steven Romanio. She also received a Masters Degree in Piano Performance from the University of South Carolina, where she continued her studies with John Adams and Charles Fugo.

Ms. Mento studied with Annie Petit and Seymour Lipkin of the Curtis Institute and the Juilliard School, respectively. She has also studied composition with Dr. Richard Goodwinn of the University of South Carolina and has written numerous works for solo piano and ensemble.


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