Music is God's gift to man, the only art of Heaven given to earth, the only art of earth we take to Heaven.
— Walter Savage Landor
OUR FABULOUS FRIENDS
Please take a moment and check out our fabulous friends, partner organizations, and recommended artists!
Peter Steiner, trombonist
At the age of 23, Italian trombonist Peter Steiner was appointed Trombonist of the Vienna State Opera and Vienna Philharmonic for the 2016-2017 season. On the international stage, he is the second prize winner of the 2015 SliderAsia Tenor Trombone Competition in Hong Kong. In 2014, he was a Finalist in three competitions held by the International Trombone Association, including the Lewis van Haney-Tenor Trombone Orchestral Excerpt Competition, the Frank Smith-Tenor Trombone Competition and the Robert Marsteller-Tenor Trombone Competition.
Aaron Tindal, tubist
With his solo playing described as being “remarkable for both its solid power and its delicacy” and his orchestral playing praised as “a rock-solid foundation”, Aaron is an active performer. He has served as the acting principal tubist of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, and has held the principal tuba position with the Aspen Festival Orchestra where he was an orchestral fellow. He frequently appears as a soloist and guest artist throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. He has been a featured Guest Artist at all of the International Tuba and Euphonium Conferences since 2006, performed in England with the Grimethorpe Colliery Band, and has collaborated as substitute/additional tubist with orchestras such as the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Colorado Symphony Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, and the New World Symphony. His solo playing has been heard on NPR’s “Performance Today” radio show.
Calvin Falwell, bass clarinetist
Praised for his "great skill and captivating sound" by Clariperu, American clarinetist Calvin Falwell is quickly becoming a sought after soloist and chamber music collaborator. His performances have garnered praise from critics and audiences around the world. A true champion of new music, Calvin has had the privilege of premiering numerous works for both clarinet and bass clarinet including works by Todd Goodman, David Thomas, Max Lifchitz, Suzanne Polak, Bradford Blackburn, Paul Reller, David Stock and Joseph Hallman.
Bruce Tychinski, trombonist
Bruce Tychinski is associate professor of trombone at the University of Delaware where he teaches applied lessons, directs the trombone choir and UD Slides jazz trombone ensemble and hosts an annual Trombone Day event. Dr. Tychinski is a member of the Washington Trombone Ensemble and the Nittany Trombone Quartet, and is principal trombonist of the Pennsylvania Philharmonic Orchestra. He is also co-founder of the First State Middle School Trombone Choir, an ensemble comprised of middle school trombonists from northeastern Delaware.
Nicholas Palmer, conductor
has been widely recognized for his compelling performances, visionary leadership and emotional connection to audiences and is regarded as one of the most talented symphonic and Pops conductors on the scene today.
Maestro Palmer — music director of North Charleston POPS! in South Carolina, the Lafayette Symphony in Indiana, the Evening Under the Stars Music Festival in Massachusetts, the Seasong Music Festival in Florida, and the Dubuque Festival Orchestra in Iowa —was a recipient of the Helen M. Thompson Award from the League of American Orchestras as the nation’s most outstanding young music director. In September 2017 Nick will make his debut with the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the famed Abbey Road Studios conducting two CD recordings of the music of American composer Arnold Rosner.
Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center
Lincoln Park strives to strengthen the cultural, educational, and economic vitality of the tri-state region. Through Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center and Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School, we make high-quality arts and education programs available, accessible, and affordable for everyone.
Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School
Founded in 2006, LPPACS is a tuition-free public charter school. It offers world-class training for Pennsylvania students in music, theater, dance, creative writing, media arts, and health science and the arts, along with a flexible and challenging academic program. All of these opportunities are provided in a working performing arts center, equipped with numerous amenities. In addition, through innovative partnerships with such institutions as the Berklee College of Music, Kent State University, and the Community College of Beaver County, LPPACS students can receive college-level arts and academic instruction at no cost while still in high school.