Annette Spallone Murphy earned her Bachelor of Music Degree in 1984 from the Ithaca College Conservatory of Music. Although a trombone major, she studied voice with Carol McAmis in her senior year. The singing continued when she moved to Boston and sang with the Tanglewood Festival Choir under John Oliver and orchestra directors Seiji Osawa, Kurt Masur and John Williams. After years of singing arias and art song, her interest turned to early music while touring with the eight member ensemble Sine Nomine, based in East Lansing, Michigan. As a result of her combined love for music and teaching, she has established several vocal ensembles dedicated to the performance of chant and sacred polyphony. Currently, she is the Director of Music at Padre Pio Academy in Lakewood, Ohio, which is the residence of Voces Caelestes. This treble ensemble of high school students has offered liturgical programs in churches throughout the Cleveland area, and recently sang for over 500 people at Our Lady of Victory Minor Basilica, in Lackawanna, New York. Annette resides with her husband and three of their six children in Oberlin, Ohio.