The distinguished Italian-American pianist and teacher, Silvio Scionti, was also a prolific writer. He establishing himself as a much admired Pianist and Teacher at The American Conservatory and at The Chicago Music College. He later moved with his wife, Isabel to New York City. The duo performed in all the major music centers in Europe, Mexico, and the USA before World War II interrupted that career.
Silvio Scionti became Artist in Residence at what was then the North Texas State Teacher's College (now University of North Texas) in 1942. As master teacher, clinician, conductor, arranger of works for two pianos, editor of many works for solo piano, and writer of essays on various aspects of piano playing, he attracted some of the most gifted pianists from all over the country, thereby greatly enhancing the reputation and growth of the School of Music. His students began competing with all of the top students from Juilliard, Eastman and the Curtis Institute for National prizes. His students won many National and International Prizes. His students often competed against the students of such luminaries as Madame L'hevinne from Juilliard.