Mariana began her musical journey at 12 years
old when - after being rejected from the school
choir - she decided to give voice lessons a try.
She went on to earn her Bachelor of Music
degree from Hunter College, as well as a
Bachelor of Arts in Voice Performance from
the academically prestigious Macaulay
Since then, Mariana has achieved a
successful career in musical theater and
operetta, performing nationally and locally in
various esteemed professional venues
including the famous Player's Theater and
Carnegie Hall. Some of her favorite roles and
projects include Sophie (Masterclass),
Hodel (Fiddler on the Roof), the title role in the
Off-Broadway original production of The Little
Mermaid, and the world premier of Paul
Moravec's "Blizzard Voices" with the
distinguished Oratorio Society of New York.
In addition to her career as a performer,
Mariana is privileged to be the Assistant
Director of the College Preparatory Musical
Theater Workshop at the Aaron Copland
School of Music of Queens College and has
cultivated and taught at various
educational music programs in New York CIty.
Beyond her musical endeavors, Mariana is a
published poet, and a graduate student
currently pursuing a master's degree in
Western Intellectual Traditions at the CUNY
Graduate Center. Mariana is currently writing
lyrics for Schall's next composition.
Sam started playing the piano at 3 years of
age with his mother who was a teacher at the
Manhattan School of Music Preparatory
Division. At an early age Sam was exposed
to music from around the world. He was
trained in Classical piano and found major
influence in the Impressionist composers.
Sam studied Italian Literature and
Anthropology at The George Washington
University. Since his return to NYC, Sam
attended the Lee Strasberg Theater and
Film Institute where he studied Method Acting.
Sam recently performed Off-Broadway in the
musical drama "The Defendant", a musical
biopic of Maurice Chevalier. He was honored to
portray Chevalier's musical partner and
influential composer Henri Betti (C'est Si Bon).
Sam currently leads the musical group
FADE ON: a chamber rock project which
blends genres across the board including
minimalism, trance, pop, and folk.