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Anthony Kubasek received a Master of Arts Degree in music education from Marywood University and a Bachelor of Music Degree in music education from Wilkes University. He has been a member of the Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School faculty since 1988 and the director of instrumental music at Wyoming Seminary since 1994.
Mr. Kubasek has taught music at Wilkes University and in the elementary schools of Northwest Area, Shickshinny. He worked at the Encore Music Camp of Pennsylvania from 1985-1989, serving as conductor of the Select Chorus and Concert and Symphonic Bands. For over ten years, he was the organist and choir director at Holy Child Church, Sheatown, and is currently the director of the Youth Choir at Gate of Heaven Church in Dallas. An active performer, Mr. Kubasek serves as tenor section leader for the Choral Society of Northeast Pennsylvania and also performs with the Choral Artists of Northeast Pennsylvania.
Anthony serves the Wilkes University Conservatory in teaching voice, piano, and clarinet. His private music students have won numerous awards and honors, including selection to district, regional and All-State chorus, district and regional orchestra, and district, regional, and All-State Band. His private music students have won prizes in the Scranton Young Person’s Vocal Competition (The Margaret and Nicholas Healy Music Awards) and at the Cynonfardd Eisteddfod, Edwardsville, in both the piano and vocal competitions.
He studied voice with Richard Chapline and attended workshops and master classes in vocal pedagogy presented by Thomas Houser. He has studied clarinet with William Gasbarro, among whose other student is the world-renowned clarinetist Richard Stoltzman, and piano with Anne Vanko Liva. He has performed with well-known artists as Richard Stoltzman and Marni Nixon and has worked with conductors such as Frederick Fennell and Lawrence Loh.
An active composer as well as a performer, Mr. Kubasek has written or arranged over forty compositions, including works for solo clarinet, solo piano, chorus, voice, and various chamber music ensembles. He has also transcribed several works for full orchestra.