Adjunct Faculty, Music Theory and Ear Training
BA, Berklee College of Music; MA, New England Conservatory
Born in Milan in 1963, Romeo Melloni began to study music at an early age. After attending Milan University where he studied musicology with Francesco Degrada, Mr. Melloni moved to Boston. In Boston he received his Master Of Music (1989) and the honorary Graduate Diploma in composition (1991) from the New England Conservatory. He continued his education in the DMA program at Boston University.
His teachers include Robert DiDomenica, Theodore Antoniou and Giacomo Manzoni. Mr. Melloni has written more then sixty five works including seven sonatas for piano and various instruments, two piano trios, two piano quartets, two string quartets, four song cycles, two overtures for orchestra, two symphonies, one piano concerto. His music has been performed in Europe and in the United States by numerous groups including: The New Hampshire Music Festival, The Slovak Radio Orchestra, The Silesian Philharmonic, The Moravian Philharmonic, The Cambridge Symphony, The Merrimack Valley Philharmonic, The Nashua Chamber Symphony, The Martinu Quartet, The Solati Trio, The Manchester Chamber Players and the Magellan Ensemble.
In the United States his music has been performed in New York City at Carnegie Hall, in Boston at Jordan Hall and in several other cities of the east coast. In Europe his music has been performed in Prague at the Rudolfinum and at Martinu Hall, in Milan at the Centro Filologico Milanese and in other European cities such as Olomoc (Czech Republic), Bratislava (Slovak republic), Katowice (Poland). Same of his composition have been recorded on MMC label.
Mr. Melloni is a member of the panel for the appropriation of the state funds for the New Hampshire Council For The Arts; he teaches music theory and composition at Plymouth State University and at the Manchester Music School in New Hampshire. He has published articles about music and has written a textbook on the principles of musical composition. Mr. Melloni enjoys playing the piano, viola, painting; he is also a Kripalu yoga instructor. He lives with his wife in the beautiful White Mountains in New Hampshire where he dedicates his life to composition and teaching.