PROFESSIONAL BIOS

Christine Benedetti

Christine is proudly an elementary music teacher in Baldwin, NY. Her students describe her as “silly” - high praise from a 5yr old! She holds a Masters degree in Music Ed. and is one of only 27 music teachers in NY State to achieve National Board Certification in Early Childhood Music. With her Drumming Certifications (lvl 3), she started Baldwin's first drum ensemble. Through NMEA, she was the VP of Classroom Music and has been a recurring clinician for the All-County PEAK Festival. Christine’s choreography creativity led to Satellite Lane’s 2014 and 2018 "best choreography" award at the NY Harmony Sweepstakes. Christine loves to run marathons and play with her adorable son, Q.  

Andrew Duca

Andrew Duca, aka “Duca,” was born and raised in Bethpage.  He graduated in May 2015 from Hofstra University with a Bachelor's Degree in Music Merchandising and aspires to work in the music industry.  To pay the bills, however, Duca currently teaches at his own private studio.  During his college career, he held an internship at a local music studio and artist management company.  He has been a part of Satellite Lane since 2012 and acts as the business manager of the group.  In High School, (under the study of Marc Silverberg!) he performed in Beauty and The Beast, The Music Man, Hairspray, and more. Duca thanks his parents and his girlfriend Kayleigh for all of their support.  

Andrew Fallu

Andy Fallu is the comic relief member of Satellite Lane.  Whether it be 'twerking" at the end of a set or letting us know exactly what the fox says, other members of Satellite Lane believe that Andy gets his humor (and super powers) from his majestic beard.   Andy teaches K-12 music (yes, 13 grade levels) at the Warldof School in Garden City.   When he isn't running their candlemaking club or unicycle sports team, Andy finds time to direct their spring musicals.  Pioneering the drama program, Andy has put on Your A Good Man Charlie Brown and Little Shop of Horrors with great success.  In the summers, Andy does his own professional acting in his hometown of Goffstown, MA.  

Evan Feist

Evan Feist holds two Master’s degrees from Columbia and a MusB from Purchase.  Currently, he teaches choir in Oyster Bay.   In his workshop, the Creative Vocal Lab, Evan teaches singers/groups to improvise original and pop songs.  Evan  serves as a teaching artist at AMDA, Purchase, Rye A.C., and the Westhampton Beach  PAC.  In addition, he is an arranger/clinician at A Cappella Psych and founded Stacks of Wax Productions.   His most brag-worthy accomplishments, however, is his work on NBC’s The Voice and America’s Got Talent as well as being awarded "Outstanding Arrangement” and "Outstanding Musical Direction” in the off-Broadway production of A cappella: the musical.   

Melanie Malusa

Melanie Malusa is a Long Island native. She holds a Bachelors of Music degree in Music Education from the University of Delaware. Melanie has made good use of her msuic teaching certification, having taught marching band, chorus, pit ensembles, and general music classes all across the island.  She is currently the band director at Mattituck High School on the North Fork of Long Island. Her students have been selected for All-County and All-State Ensembles. Melanie is also the director of the Mattituck High School Jazz Ensemble. When she is not holding down the crazy harmonies in Satelite Lane's alto lines, Melanie enjoys cooking, reading, hiking and kayaking.

Deanna Albro

Newest member of Satellite Lane, Deanna Albro is a recent graduate of LIU Post.   Down to earth and kind, Deanna already fits right in with Satellite Lane. She spends her days teaching elementary music to her students in Northport, NY. 

 

Marc Silverberg

Marc Silverberg is an adjunct professor at Five Towns College and the Director of Education for CASA.org. He holds teaching degrees from the University of Delaware and Westminster Choir College and is currently persuing a Doctorate in A Cappella Education.  He has presented workshops on vocal improvisation at several CASA.org  festivals, as well as the 2013 ACDA national convention.  In Satellite Lane, Marc's arrangment talent has won him "Best Arragement" at the 2013 and 2018 Harmony Sweepstakse Festival.s In addition to being an award winning arranger, composer, and performer, his original work, He’s Not Himself, premiered Off-Broadway in 2012 as part of the NY Music Theatre Festival.

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