"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

Paul Kantor, Professor of Violin

Stanley alone

The heartfelt, passionate reading of the Prokofiev Sonata is matched by the intensely personal expression in Stanley Chepaitis's original compositions. I found that the excellence in one genre gave credibility to the other methods of expression. I believe that as we prepare our students for musical life in the 21st Century this type of flexibility and diversity of approach is increasingly important.

Paul Kantor
Professor of Violin
Cleveland Institute