AMANDA MONTONE (VOCALS)
At age 4, Amanda began pursuing long-term and extensive training in classical violin at the Academy of Talent Education. Although she mastered Suzuki violin in her early adolescent years, she fell in love with vocal performance. She has performed around the Rochester area in art festivals, weddings, corporate events, and various competition venues. In addition, she has shared her vocal artistry at numerous restaurants. After spending her teenage years at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester for vocal training and theater, Amanda acquired her Bachelor's degree in vocal performance at the Greatbatch School of Music in New York State. She recently received a Masters Degree in Music Therapy. Throughout her training experience she had the opportunity to attend master classes with some of the world's finest artists including Yo Yo Ma, Renee Fleming, the Guarneri Quartet, and Joshua Bell. In addition, she has performed and recorded with artists from the RPO including Stephan Reuss. Over the years, Amanda has developed a voice of distinction and a passion to perform professionally. Although trained classically, her repertoire includes jazz, pop, country, classics, and soft rock.
SEAN CONLON (BASS)
Sean Conlon holds a degree in Music Education from the Crane School of Music where he studied tuba and bass. He has had an opportunity to study jazz with Bret Zvacek, John Viavattine and the late Bob Stata. Playing with numerous groups, Sean has had the pleasure of opening for national acts including Average White Band, Little Feat, Sonny Landreth, The Campbell Brothers and Cabo Frio. Sean teaches privately for Music Education Centers and Dori's Music Studio.