Mastroianni, the 2014 Connecticut Teacher of the Year, earned a B.S. in Music Education and a B.M. in Jazz Studies from the University of Bridgeport, and an M.A. in Jazz Performance/Composition from New York University. Mastroianni has performed, toured and/or recorded with artists such as Smokey Robinson, the Glenn Miller Band, Johnny Mathis, Aretha Franklin, Natalie Cole, Donna Summer, Tony Bennett, Barry Manilow, and many others. Currently, he is the Director of Bands and K-12 Music Supervisor for the Canton Public Schools, an adjunct jazz faculty member at the University of Connecticut, and the founder and music director of the Young Artists Summer Jazz Workshop. In 2002, Mastroianni was named by SBO Magazine as one of 50 directors in the United States that “make a difference.” In 2004, Mastroianni was chosen by the Connecticut Music Educators Association as the Secondary School Teacher of the Year, and in 2014, he was a quarterfinalist for a Music Educator GRAMMY Award.