*Gloria Kelly McCauley, piano & trumpet instructor

B.S. Mu Ed Lebanon Valley College.  Has taught music in the public school system, elementary through Jr. High.  She has been organist and pianist in various churches and is former Director of Music, Trinity Lutheran Church.  Currently serves as pianist at Chambersburg Brethren in Christ Church. Gloria has served as musical director for many CCT productions, has played piano, trumpet, and/or string bass in pit orchestras, and is the former accompanist for the Towne Singers, who have made five European tours.

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*Stephen Pastena, french horn instructor

Teaching Artist Statement

I strongly believe that every person has the ability to learn music to some degree, and that formal study in music, while worthy for its own sake, also benefits the music student in many other aspects of life and learning. As a teacher I strive to be understanding yet firm, consistent, with high expectations for my students. I will teach, and have taught, students of all ages, from five years old to adults-it is never too late to learn a musical skill. What I love about teaching is seeing the proud look in a student’s eyes when they’ve accomplished a goal, or the delighted look as they understand something for the first time. I love being there to guide them on their journey through the world of music and art.

Teaching Bio

Stephen holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Education from George Mason University, and is currently working on a Master of Music in Music Education at Shepherd University. He has been teaching private piano and horn lessons for over ten years, with a significant portion of that time being at Music and Arts in Hagerstown. Stephen teaches piano students from the age of 5 through adulthood, and horn students at any level. He has a strong focus on foundations, music reading, and music theory. He recently began teaching through CVSM, and is looking forward to reaching more students.

Performance Bio

Stephen graduated from George Mason University with a Bachelor of Music degree in December 2007. As a horn player, he performed in various ensembles, including the symphony orchestra, chamber orchestra, wind symphony, pep band, horn choir, and assorted groups for graduate conducting recitals. He has played in many pit orchestras from high school throughout college and beyond. Since graduation Stephen has played in various groups around the Cumberland Valley region, including the Hagerstown Municipal Band, Frederick Symphony Orchestra, Shippensburg Festival Orchestra, Mercersburg Community Chorus, Shepherd University Chorale, and the Appalachian Winds. In addition to his work as a horn player, Stephen is the organist and choir director at St. Stephen Lutheran Church in New Kingstown, PA, and is the sub-dean of the Cumberland Valley Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. He participates in numerous recitals per year around the area. Stephen has studied horn with Mr. Ed Albinski, Dr. David Whaley, and Mr. Ted Thayer; piano with Dr. Kelly Ker-Hackleman; and organ with Mr. Terry Sisk and Mr. Mark King.

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*Keith R. Smith, low brass instructor, New Horizon ensembles director

Teaching Statement

I want my students to become life-long learners through the inspiration they encounter in the study of music.

Teaching Bio

Keith serves as the director of the CVSM New Horizons Band, and the New Horizons Orchestra. He is also a current brass and guitar instructor at the St. James School in Hagerstown, MD. At St. James, Keith also directs an SJS brass ensemble, and teaches music for the eighth grade Wellness Art and Music Class. He is now spearheading the reinstitution of the SJS Concert Band.

Keith earned a Masters of Music Education and a Masters of Music Performance degree from Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia. He received his Bachelor of Music Education degree from Oklahoma State University. Keith is retired from the Tuscarora School District, where he directed the James Buchanan High School Rocket Band, the JB Symphony, the Elementary Orchestra, JBMS 6th Grade Band and Elementary Band.  He served as the TSD Music Departmental Chair for many years.

Performance Bio

As a tri-state freelance trombonist, Keith is principal with the current Mercersburg Area Community Chorus Orchestra. He is a founding member of the Delta Brass Quintet. He was principal trombonist with the former Millbrook Orchestra in Shepherdstown, WV. Keith has played violin for several years with the CVSM Community Orchestra. Keith sings baritone with the Corpus Christi Catholic Church Sacred Choir. He performs regularly with the Hagerstown, Maryland Municipal Band in the trombone section and as a featured soloist. Additionally, he appears on trombone with the HMB Big Band and the Ray Birely Big Band. He played trombone with the former Sound of the Decades big band throughout the area. Keith enjoys being an invited performer with the Virginia Grand Military Band in the Washington DC area. In addition, he is called to substitute for the Harrisburg and Maryland Symphonies. He lives in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, with his wife and family.