Laureen Di Bisceglie - Moderator
The Many Faces of Music – As Entertainment, Service,
Self-expression, Emotional Health and Artistry.
Laureen Di Bisceglie was born and received her education in Johannesburg, South Africa. She attended the University of the Witwatersrand on scholarship where she received her MMus. (cum laude). Post-graduate studies included courses through The Royal School of Church Music, UNISA and lessons with private piano teachers of note, including Prof. Jeanne Zaidel, Maisie Flink, Carl Nietsche and more recently with Prof. Carlin at Washington University in St. Louis. She taught for several years at Kingsmead College (Johannesburg), and headed the Music Department there for two years before moving to the United States with her husband in 1985.
Laureen maintained a private studio whilst living in Washington, D.C. and also taught in the school system there. She joined MTNA, FMMC and was active in both organizations. In 1988 she was accepted into the Benjamin T. Rome school of Music to pursue her Doctorate in Musicology. She moved to St. Louis in 1994 with her husband and two children, where she has a busy and active private studio. She has been and is still very active in the local music organizations in St. Louis. Laureen has chaired District VI Auditions for several years, has served on the executive board of MMTA and also SLAMTA (as President) and is past-President of PTRT. She is also active as a judge at the local competitions and festivals. Her students regularly enter competitions and festivals, and have done well, continuing on to college and graduate level in their music studies.