Liana Stampalia ’18
Music Program Enabled Graduate to Pursue Her Passion
For Liana Stampalia ’18 some of her favorite moments as music major came during an advanced performance class she took that enabled her to work one on one with a faculty member to develop her piano skills and prepare for a recital.
“The one-on-one time and individualized instruction provided by the music faculty in areas such as piano and voice makes the University of New Haven different than any other school,” she says.
I have always loved performing, but I discovered a new love when I first learned music theory.
As a student, Stampalia intern with KEYS, a nonprofit that endeavors to provide one-on-one music lessons for inner-city students. Today, she is a piano and violin teacher at Claire’s Musique Notes in New York.
“Music has been my passion since elementary school,” she says. “I have always loved performing, but I discovered a new love when I first learned music theory.”
Stampalia, who plans to pursue a master’s degree in music education, believes her experiences at the University have put her on the fast track to success.
“I am confident in my abilities and the skills I accumulated,” she said.