"Chepaitis is a national treasure who has yet to be recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts, because a category encompassing the gonzo, musically omniverous brilliance, and beatific, introspective sensitivity of the man has yet to be invented." -Kitty Montgomery

Diane Monroe, violinist

Stanley alone

Stanley is a wonderfully delightful musician and human being!!!!!!! I have had the pleasure of performing both classical and jazz with him at IUP, where he is the backbone of the string department. He has an awful lot of musical and personal integrity. Besides that, he can play some mean solos!!!!!!!! I love the fact that he takes the time to shape a phrase, create a color, and allows his instincts to take over at the right times, whether it be an improvised or written line. His music seems to mimic his personality too, in that he is most instinctive, concious and patient while interacting. He absolutely enjoys music, and working with him is most fun and a genuine, natural experience.

Diane Monroe