*Tim Gotwald, flute instructor, CVSM Community Symphonic Band director

Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Susquehanna University, Master of Music Education and Music Performance from Shenandoah University.  Tim is a founding board member of CVSM. He taught in the Chambersburg Area School District music department for 37 years and has performed with various local organizations.

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*Herm Hopple, string & electric bass instructor, CVSM Community String Orchestra director

Teaching Artist Statement:

I love the bass!  Providing the “bottom” in ensembles is an experience that always thrills me.  The sound of the bass is powerful and exciting and I delight in passing the skills of bass playing on to students of all ages and accomplishment.

Teaching Bio:

Herm Hopple has been providing double bass and electric bass instruction at CVSM since 1999.  He received his B.S. Mu. Ed. degree at Susquehanna University and his Masters in Mu. Ed. from Penn State.  As a former public school string teacher and orchestra director, Herm has experience with differing levels of ability and enjoys working with all ages – incorporating both note and rote techniques in his instruction.  Herm is a member of PMEA (Pennsylvania Music Education Association).

Performance Bio:

B.S. Mu. Ed. Susquehanna University, M. Mu. Ed. Penn State University. Central Pennsylvania native, Herm Hopple has played double bass with the Potomac Symphony, the Gettysburg College-Community Orchestra, and served many years as principal bass with the Shippensburg College-Community Orchestra.  Herm is the current and founding director of the CVSM String Orchestra, and is also well known as the electric bassist with the CVSM Concert Jazz Band and the CVSM Jazz Quartet.

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*Patrick McNamee, clarinet instructor, New Horizons Band director

B.S. Mu. Ed. Clarion University.  Retired Director of the High School Band for the Waynesboro Area School District and previously at Scotland School for Veterans Children.  Performance experience includes soloist for church & other community events, and playing for various musicals in the pit orchestra.

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*Jeffrey Noll, piano instructor, Cumberbunds & Voice and Drama Camp director

Bachelor of Sacred Music, Baptist Bible College.  Further study at Towson State, Md.  Accompanist for many area instrumental and vocal soloists.  Served as musical director for various children’s musical productions at CVSM and is the Minister of Music at Hagerstown Bible Church.