Marianne Sciolino is the founder and executive director of Sciolino Artist Management (SAM), a New York-based firm that represents award-winning classical instrumentalists, ensembles, and conductors for engagements with orchestras and in concert venues worldwide. Through her efforts, SAM artists have performed in Cuba, Costa Rica, Colombia, Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Canada, South Africa, Ethiopia, the UK, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Hungary, Poland, Taiwan, Japan, and throughout the United States. Prior to establishing SAM in 2005, she spent fifteen years in international finance and seven years as a university professor of Spanish Language and Linguistics. A native of Buffalo who has worked in Canada, Mexico, Spain, and Italy as well as the U.S., she holds an MBA in Finance from New York University; earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Spanish from the University of Toronto; and studied piano at the Community Music School of Buffalo and the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.
Katie Masterson joined Sciolino Artist Management in 2022. Born in Sayreville, NJ, Katie was drawn to music at an early age, studying privately and performing as a vocalist throughout her childhood. A 2021 graduate of the University of Vermont, she holds a B.A. in Music with a concentration in Music Business and Technology. While at UVM, Katie served for two years as Station Manager and four years resident DJ for campus radio station WRUV. Katie also worked as a freelance assistant for local bands and festivals in the Burlington area, curated WRUV’s live show Exposure, and taught a class to first-year college students on the importance of arts and creativity to communities. After graduating, Katie served as the Operations Manager for the UVM Lane Series, the university's official concert series. As part of the team at Sciolino Artist Management, Katie continues to build on her years of work serving the arts.
Steven D. Shaiman joined the Sciolino Artist Management team as Senior Advisor in 2021. Selected by Musical America in 2018 among the “30 Professionals of the Year: Innovators, Independent Thinkers, and Entrepreneurs,” Steve served as Senior Vice President and Director of Artist Management at Concert Artists Guild from 2003 through 2019. Prior to that, Steve worked for 14 years at IMG Artists, working as Artist Manager for some of the most prominent artists of our time. Steve is also a Trustee of the New York Youth Symphony, where he began his arts administration career as Manager of Operations, and he has proudly served as a NYYS board member for over 30 years. A graduate of Oberlin College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Arts Management (Independent Major), Steve also keeps active as a performer in jazz and classical music. Since 2005, he has been Artistic Director and Conductor of New York’s Swingtime Big Band, an authentic Swing era jazz ensemble, and he performs on saxophone and clarinet with numerous ensembles across Long Island and in NYC. He has also appeared as guest conductor with both the Band of Long Island and the NYU Concert Band in numerous performances.
In Memoriam:Chester Lane
Director of Communications
We at Sciolino Artist Management fondly remember Chester Lane, who served as Director of Communications from 2017 until his passing in November 2021.
An award-winning music journalist and magazine editor specializing in the activities of symphony orchestras, Chester worked for more than 38 years at the League of American Orchestras, serving as senior editor of its official magazine Symphony from 1989 to 2017. Chester held a bachelor’s degree cum laude in English literature from Harvard College and a master’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, with further training in piano. A lifelong choral singer, he performed with the Harvard Glee Club and the Boston Symphony Orchestra in Berlioz’s oratorio "L’Enfance du Christ," and was a past board president of New York’s Canterbury Choral Society.