Moira Lo Bianco earned a degree in classical piano performance from F. Torrefranca Conservatory in Vibo Valentia, Italy, in 2004. Soon after, she undertook studies at the University of Tor Vergata and completed her bachelor's degree with an Ethnomusicology thesis on Calabrian folk music. She received a scholarship to Berklee and graduated with highest honors in 2012. Her first album, Lunaria, was released in 2013. Lo Bianco was nominated Jazz Artist of the Year at the 2013 Boston Music Awards. This clinic draws on her considerable training in classical music: "I want to share the idea that improvisation dates back centuries and belongs to the classical tradition,'' Lo Bianco said. "Through a series of presentations, improvisation, and ear training exercises, my goal is for students to revisit the classical repertoire, understanding composers’ historical context and style. We will develop ear training exercises useful for analyzing composition, creating progressions and voicing on the piano, and developing piano solo techniques. Students will acquire the necessary tools to create their own improvisations using classical compositions as source materials and eventually write original compositions that can freely reinvent a classical composition."