Joseph P. Yozzo

    Joe Yozzo was born in Rome, NY, and began performing music in 1933. His first teacher was the legendary Enstacio
Pinti, director of the Rome White Band. Initially playing tuba, Joe switched to string bass in 1939.

Jo Ann Krant Geller

    Jo Ann Geller was born in Chester, Pennsylvania and graduated from Chester High School. While a student in High School she studied piano with Jon Carlin at the Philadelphia Conservatory of Music.

Herbert Geller

    Herbert Geller was born in Rome, NY and graduated from Rome Free Academy. Herb studied clarinet privately with John Flaver. He was accepted to The Juilliard School of Music where he completed a degree program in clarinet performance under the great French Clarinetist, Augustin Duques.

Frank Page

    Frank Page was born September 17, 1975 in Rome, New York. As a child, he was never far away from a pad of
paper and pencils. Cartooning seemed the obvious choice for his life’s path.

Welthy Honsinger Fisher

Welthy Blakesley Honsinger was born in Rome, New York on September 18, 1879 and grew up hoping to be an opera
singer. But upon hearing a missionary speaker, she discarded her plan and completed her education as a teacher.

Jane Taylor

    Jane Grace Taylor holds a Masters in Illustration from Syracuse University. She taught at Rome Free Academy for
many years. She was the advisor for the award winning school art and literary magazine “Galleries” which encouraged
students to express their creative thoughts and display their art. She retired to pursue a career as a full time artist. She teaches workshops and classes at the Rome Art and Community Center and the Kirkland Art Center.