Lisa DeLorenzo, piano & Marissa Silverman, flute
Ruth Rendleman, piano
Dmitri Korneev, piano
Aurora Mendez, violin
Anita Balazs, cello
Lisa DeLorenzo is Professor of Music Education and Graduate Coordinator of Music Education at the John J. Cali School of Music. Among her numerous publications, she has authored Sketches in Democracy: Notes from an Urban Classroom, which was honored with the Critics Choice Book Award, and was editor of the book, Giving Voice to Democracy in Music Education: Diversity and Social Justice. Her interest in democratic practice, social justice, urban education, and critical/creative thinking is the foundation of her teaching with both undergraduate students and music teachers. In 2014 she received the Mandela Award for Outstanding Leadership in Diversity at Montclair State University. Dr. DeLorenzo studied piano, most recently, with Ruth Rendleman and Olegna Fuschi. She performs regularly in recitals and piano events at the University.
Marissa Silverman is Associate Professor at the John J. Cali School of Music, Montclair State University, NJ. A Fulbright Scholar, her research agenda focuses on dimensions of music education philosophy, community music, and interdisciplinary curriculum development. Dr. Silverman is also co-author (with David Elliott) of the 2nd edition of Music Matters: A Philosophy of Music Education (Oxford University Press). She is co-editor of Community Music Today (Rowman & Littlefield) and Artistic Citizenship: Artistry, Social Responsibility, and Ethical Praxis (Oxford University Press). Dr. Silverman holds a PhD in flute performance from New York University, as well as degrees in English literature (NYU), and education (Pace University). As well as chamber works of the late Classical period, she is particularly interested in music of the French Baroque, and contemporary Russian music.