Lauren Bilello is the Coordinator for the Summer Music Institute. She joined the SMI staff in 2002 and has served as Coordinator since 2011. She teaches instrumental music at Morley and Bugbee Elementary Schools in West Hartford. In the fall of 2007, Lauren was nominated by the Graduate Committee of the Department of Music for a Graduate School Scholarship for her many accomplishments as a teacher and scholar. She received an undergraduate degree in music from Dartmouth College, her teaching certification and Master of Science (M.S.) in Music Education from Central Connecticut State University (CCSU).
Theresa Voss is also in her third year as a SMI staff member. She is the choral director at Joseph A. Foran High School in Milford, where she also teaches piano and guitar. Theresa earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona, and her Master of Science (M.S.) in Music Education from CCSU in 2008.
Justin Carlin is in his third year as an SMI Music Lab Manager, and it is his second year as part of the SMI Office staff. Justin earned his Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and music certification from Central Connecticut State University (CCSU), and his Master of Music (M.M.) from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst). Justin is currently the music teacher at the Academy of Aerospace and Engineering Middle School where he has created the music curriculum for general music and band.