Castellano Music

Jennifer Castellano received her Bachelor of Arts in Music in classical piano from Manhattanville College and a Master of Music in composition from State University of New York at Purchase.  She has studied piano with Donna DeAngelis, Catherine Coppola and Flora Lu Kuan and composition with Mary Ann Joyce-WalterHuang Ruo and Joel Thome.
She has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in New York, New Jersey and Washington, DC and was a featured soloist in the 2008 Summer Concert Series in Cape Cod at the First Congregational Church in Wellfleet, MA. From 2010 to 2013 she was a member of Piano Duo Venti Dita with Marvin Rosen, performing repertoire of the 20th and 21st centuries written for piano 4 hands.  

Jennifer was commissioned to write music for the North/South Consonance Chamber Orchestra conducted by Max Lifchitz and was selected by the New Jersey Music Teachers Association to be the 2012 Commissioned Composer. Recorded performances of her works have been featured on the weekly radio program Classical Discoveries, hosted and produced by Marvin Rosen on WPRB 103.3 FM Princeton, NJMusic of Our Mothers hosted by Ellen Grolman on WFCF 88.5 FM St. Augustine, FL and Monday Evening Concert, hosted by Tom Quick on FM 98.5 CKWR Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

Jennifer, who is both visually and hearing impaired, currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of Adult Musicians with Hearing Loss and is Media/Public Relations Coordinator for New York Women Composers.  In addition, she is a member of the Holy Rosary Church vocal choir and handbell choir and plays piano/keyboard in the parish community band, Under the Influence. Jennifer is a member of the recreation staff applying music therapy techniques at Sunshine Children's Home & Rehab Center, a nursing facility that specializes in the care and treatment of medically complex children who require post acute, rehabilitative care.