Artistic Leadership

photo by Augusto F. Menezes

REBECCA SCOTT, founder and artistic director of Cantabile, is a multi-faceted artist, who holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Education and Piano from the Eastman School of Music and a Masters degree in Conducting from The Juilliard School where she is presently on the faculty.

For over thirty years, Ms. Scott has worked with professional, amateur and educational arts organizations. Her commitment to twentieth century music and diverse music programming has resulted in critical acclaim. Cantabile’s performance of The Wellfleet Whale, under the direction of Ms. Scott, was selected as a “Best Premiere of A Choral Work” by the New Jersey Star Ledger. Under Ms. Scott’s direction, Cantabile has also received an ASCAP-Chorus America Award for Adventurous Programming and The Excellence in Achievement Award from the Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission.

photo by Augusto F. Menezes

LYNNE STALLWORTH grew up in Westerly, RI, and began playing the piano at age five. She continued with classical training until age eighteen, also studying flute and organ. Lynne earned a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Simmons College, and a Master in Public Administration from Rutgers University. She holds a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Simmons College and is Manager of Inpatient Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital.

Ms. Stallworth is the Director of Music Ministry at Christ United Methodist Church in Piscataway, NJ and has been accompanist for Cantabile for six years.


Officers of the Board

  • Elizabeth Verderosa, President
  • Dan Sillitti, Vice President
  • Larry Cohen, Treasurer
  • Poldi Binder, Secretary

At-large Members of the Board of Trustees

  • Ruth Anderman
  • Christine Beiswanger
  • Katie Michaux Lainhart
  • Rebecca Scott (ex-officio)