Grammy Nominee, Thomas Stacy has been hailed as “the Heifetz of the English horn” by The New York Times.  He continues his richly textured career after playing a 39-season starring role with the New York Philharmonic. 

Internationally acclaimed as performer and pedagogue, his career spans solo tours, award winning recordings and television and radio appearances.  An unprecedented expansion of the English horn repertory is attributable to his artistry.  

Recently named a Distinguished Arkansan, Tom grew up in Augusta, AR, a farming town of 3,000.  He graduated from the Eastman School of Music With Distinction where he was a recipient of the George Eastman Scholarship, presented by the faculty for distinguished achievement in all areas of study.  US Senator Richard Blumenthal recently acknowledged Mr. Stacy's contributions and commitment to the arts. 

To read more about Thomas Stacy, please visit: www.thomastacy.com

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Dr. Richard Kravchak has been heard as an oboe soloist, chamber and orchestral musician around the world, performing concerts throughout Europe, Asia, and the Americas. He has appeared as a soloist with ensembles as diverse as The Dubuque Symphony, The University of Hawaii Wind Ensemble, The Carson Symphony, Banda Espinia de Portugal and the Orquesta Symphonica de El Salvador. The Dubuque Telegraph Herald has written “Kravchak's playing revealed a real beauty of tone, not monolithic, but always changing in color and intensity. He makes even the most difficult lines seem almost effortless.” The Florida Flambeau raves "Kravchak made a good case for his virtuosity.” Dr. Kravchak has been invited to present solo performances at conferences and festivals including The International Double Reed Society, The North American Saxophone Alliance, Festival Forfest, the International Clarinet Society, and many others. Kravchak holds performance degrees from the Eastman School of Music, the Juilliard School, and Florida State University. Richard Kravchak served as Professor of Music at California State University, Dominguez Hills, where he was the Chairman of the Music Department. His duties also included directing the Music Education program and serving as a studio woodwind instructor. He is now the founding Director of the School of Music and Theatre at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia.

 Concurrent to his appointment at CSUDH, Dr. Kravchak served on the conducting faculty of the Valley Youth Orchestras, as well as serving an elementary music instructor for the Los Angeles Unified School District. Dr. Kravchak’s teaching has been widely recognized by his colleagues. Dr. Kravchak was the first California teacher to receive National Board Certification in music education. He has also received a Platinum Apple Award from the United Teachers of Los Angeles, a Los Angeles County Teacher of the Year award from the Los Angeles County Office of Education, and has been a finalist for a Bravo Award, granted by the Music Center of Los Angeles. Dr. Kravchak received the Dunsay award from the Music Center, as the Bravo Award Finalist.