B.M.,State University College at Potsdam
Anne Cavolo Tedesco holds a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from the Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam, and studied piano with Frank Iogha. She received a Masters of Music in Piano Performance from the Manhattan School of Music, and was a scholarship student of the renowned Zenon Fishbein.
Professor Tedesco has been on the music faculty of St. John’s University since 1982, and teaches classes in music history, theory, Classical piano, and fine arts. In 1996 Anne received” honorable mention” at SJU for teaching excellence and scholarship. Other awards include a Founder’s Day award in 2000, and a Recognition award from the Dept. of Fine Arts, 2001. In 2004, Anne received a STJ Teaching Excellence & Scholarship Award.
In addition to being a music educator, Anne is an accomplished pianist. She made her NY debut at Carnegie Recital Hall in 1981. The NY Times described her playing as “intelligent articulation in the Bach work, and a languid phrasing to the Ravel”.
Over the years, Anne has maintained an active schedule of musical activities including lectures, adjudications, recitals, and student concerts in the NY Metropolitan area. She has served as an adjudicator for the American College of Musicians, National Guild Auditions, and on the Board of the Associated Music Teacher’s League, where she chaired the piano scholarship auditions. Ms. Tedesco’s students have performed at various venues in NYC, such as Bruno Walter Auditorium, Lincoln Center, Symphony Space, and Baruch Performing Arts Center as winners in the 2011-2014 Concert Festival Auditions.
Since 1990, Anne has performed 20 solo piano concerts at STJ in Marillac Auditorium, where the proceeds go to deserving Fine Arts students.