Stephen Covello received his M.A. degree in music composition from the University of Pennsylvania. He has lectured extensively on the subject of piano pedagogy and is the author of numerous published contemporary compositions for piano students. Mr. Covello has held positions as orchestral conductor and music school director, and has composed works in many forms, including those for symphony orchestra, chamber ensembles, solo instruments, recordings, film, and television. Mr. Covello resides in Central Nyack, New York.