Degrees and Certifications:
Master of Music-Music Education Duquesne University Bachelor of Science-Music Education Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Mr. Bill Gesin
Mr. Gesin recently moved to Charleston from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In addition to teaching piano at FDHS, 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. Calvary performed several large works each year, including works such as Handel's Messiah, Faure's Requiem, Durufle's Requiem, and Bach's St. John Passion accompanied by Chatham Baroque, Pittsburgh's renowned baroque ensemble and Calvary's Ensemble-in-Residence.
While living in the Pittsburgh area, Mr. Gesin also taught middle school and high school choir. His choirs performed a wide variety of music and consistently earned Superior ratings at adjudication festivals. The choirs grew substantially under his direction, sometimes doubling and tripling in size.
Mr. Gesin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Music degree in Music Education from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 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 University he was inducted into Pi Kappa Lambda, a National Music Honor Society.
Mr. Gesin has two sons elementary-aged sons. He enjoys spending time with his family, accompanying for and singing in choirs, and drinking good coffee.