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Strings Faculty


Carmen Montero
Carmen Montero Associate Faculty of Violin,Viola and Cello
Carmen Montero, violinist/violist, started her musical studies at the age of 7. A graduate of Staten Island’s Curtis High School, she was a participant in the Inter-School Orchestra, conducted by Jonathan Strasser; under auspices of this organization, she performed in the five boroughs and at Lincoln Center.

Ms. Montero obtained her B.S. in Music from the College of Staten Island, where she studied viola, violin and chamber ensemble with Dr. Olivier Fluchaire. Upon graduating, she was a recipient of a CSI Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music Performance. She attended Hunter College for graduate work in Music Education. Carmen Montero is also an alumna of the Staten Island Conservatory of Music.

She continues to perform in the tri-state area, and due to her extensive qualifications teaches piano and other instruments.

Vincent Mantia
Vincent Mantia Associate Faculty of Cello
Mr. Mantia, is a graduate of the High School of Music and Art, and received a Bachelor's Degree in Performance from the Manhattan School of Music. His major cello teachers were, Samuel Reiner, Benar Heifetz, and Mrs Ardyth Alton.

He has taught on the faculties of Brooklyn College, The 92nd Street Y Music School, USDAN, and The School for Strings, where he received a certificate in Suzuki Cello (Julliard).

He has performed as soloist, studio, chamber, and orchestral musician, in Mexico, and the United States, and with the Chautauqua Festival Symphony and Opera.