I began my music journey at age two when I composed pieces for the piano. When I was 9,  I was given a choice: dance lessons or piano lessons. I wanted to do both!

I still love dance and have always known that music would lead me in the direction of my happiness. At twelve, I published some children's piano pieces in collaboration with David Carr Glover. I played first chair flute and piccolo and piano throughout middle and high school and participated in every music program that was available including orchestra, marching band, chorus, jazz band, and madrigal group. After graduating high school, I earned a Bachelors Degree in Music Composition from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. My composition teachers include Sherwood Shaffer, Jack Jarrett, Robert Ward, and Charles Fussell.  I did post graduate work at Cleveland Institute of Music under Donald Erb. I later earned a Masters in Teaching and taught music for many years.

If creating visual works of art are my heart, then, music is my soul.

I breathe art and music. I can not imagine my life without them.

Here are excerpts of recent works I have written.

Wind Quintet - Sylvia Mancuso
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Mud in the Tires - Sylvia Mancuso
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New Beginnings - Sylvia Mancuso
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Running - Sylvia Mancuso
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No Distractions - Sylvia Mancuso
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Time - Sylvia Mancuso
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Rear View - Sylvia Mancuso
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