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Sophia Montalbano is a singer/ songwriter from Middletown NJ, she also goes by stage name MONTE. She is an artist affiliated with MOTO Records, a program which is part of Lakehouse music Academy. She has performed all over Asbury Park, including The Saint, Asbury Park Music Foundation, and House of Independents. She is a senior at Middletown High School South and has been apart of the plays and musicals there. She has performed in shows and has also helped with the technical aspects of the shows, by working on their sound board. Through this she has decided to go to school for audio engineering, something she finds very fascinating.  She has released two records, one called "Something New" and the other "Ego" which you can find on all music platforms. When her second record was released, she had a wonderful record release party at the House of Independents. She is also involved in a charity called "Alive Inside", which helps people suffering with Alzheimer's through music. This foundation is very important to Sophia, so important that she wrote a song about her experiences in the program. This song is called "I Don't Know Why", which you can find on YouTube.  She is very passionate about music, and is very excited to continue performing.