Bill Gesin

William Gesin recently moved to Charleston from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is an adjunct online music instructor for Community College of Allegheny County and is a freelance accompanist for performances ranging from school and university concerts to musical theater auditions, classes, and productions. Most recently he was the music department accompanist and a private piano instructor at California University of Pennsylvania and the assistant organist at Calvary Episcopal Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Together with Chatham Baroque, Pittsburgh's renowned baroque ensemble and Calvary's Ensemble-in-Residence, Calvary performed several large works each year, including Handel's Messiah, Faure's Requiem, Durufle's Requiem, and Bach's St. John Passion. In addition to having taught middle school and high school choir, he has also sung with the Bach Choir of Pittsburgh, known for its innovative programming, and was the accompanist and assistant director of The Three Rivers Choral Society. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from Indiana University of PA and a Master of Music degree in Music Education from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. While at IUP he was the winner of the annual concerto competition and was a featured soloist with the IUP Orchestra in a performance of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. At IUP he was a member of the inaugural class of the Robert E. Cook Honors College, and while at Duquesne he was inducted into Pi Kappa Lambda, a national music honor society.