As of December 2021, Salvatore Mallimo earned a second Master of Music degree in Film Scoring from the Berklee College of Music. He also holds Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University New Brunswick, New Jersey, as well as a Bachelor of Music degree from Montclair State University, all in Piano Performance. He has done additional graduate work in Piano Pedagogy at Westminster Choir College, in Princeton, New Jersey.
His performance studies include work with Daniel Epstein, Mark Pakman, Ingrid Clarfield, Susan Starr, coaching with David Witten, Sondra Tammam, and Dorothy Taubman, and masterclasses with Jerome Lowenthal, Earl Wild, Reynaldo Reyes, Spanish pianist Humberto Quagliata, and Belgian pianist Diane Andersen.
While a student at Montclair State University, he received many scholarships and awards, including the School of the Arts Award for Talent and Scholarship. His winning the concerto competition lead to a performance of the Piano Concerto No. 1 in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 1 of Sergei Rachmaninoff with the Montclair State University Orchestra.
Dr. Mallimo’s appearances as solo recitalist include performances throughout the New York Metropolitan area, including Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. He is also an active chamber musician and accompanist, previously serving as a Staff Accompanist for Montclair State University’s Music Department, as well as the Accompanist for the Wayne Harmony Singers from 2002 - 2013, and for the Apprentice Chorus of the Newark Boys Chorus School from 2012-2014. From 1999-2002 Dr. Mallimo was on the faculty of Montclair State University’s Preparatory Division for the Arts, and has since maintained a large private studio in Montclair, New Jersey.
He has served on the Executive Board of the Music Educators Association of New Jersey as 1st Vice-President, and is a member of the New Jersey Music Teachers Association, Music Teachers National Association, as well as the New Jersey Federation of Music Clubs. He has published over 20 selections of both choral pieces and pedagogical arrangements of popular songs on SheetMusicPlus.com. Dr. Mallimo is also the author of the series Elements of Piano Technique and Applied Theory, available for purchase as downloadable PDF books on his website's Online Store page and in paperback on Amazon.com. Currently, Salvatore Mallimo is the Music Director at St. David's Episcopal Church in Kinnelon, New Jersey.
His compositions can be found on Spotify, Sound Cloud, YouTube, and Amazon Music. His website as a composer is www.rainkingmusic.net. For audio and video of Dr. Mallimo’s playing, as well as repertory, teaching philosophy, and other information, please visit: www.salvatoremallimopiano.org
Katherine Mallimo is a graduate of Montclair State University holding a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance. Her performance studies have included work with Bruce Brubaker and David Witten. While a student at Montclair, she frequently appeared as soloist, chamber musician, and accompanist to instrumentalists and vocalists. While comfortable as soloist, Katherine has a vast level of experience as accompanist. Katherine served as a Staff Accompanist for Montclair State University's Music Department from 2001-2009. She accompanied the La Bella Voce Opera Ensemble from 1998-2004 and accompanied both student and faculty performances at From the Top Music Studio in Midland Park, New Jersey from 2004 - 2010. In addition, she was the accompanist for the Senior Choir of Cedar Hill Christian Reformed Church in Wyckoff, New Jersey from 2005 - 2009 and during the Spring 2010 season accompanied the Wayne Harmony Singers. Since September 2009 Katherine has been the pianist for the Kinnelon Reformed Church in Kinnelon, NJ. Katherine currently maintains a private piano teaching studio in Montclair, NJ and is a member of the Music Educators Association of New Jersey. She became a licensed Musikgarten teacher in January of 2019.