Arthur Gregory Kapiniak
Greg Kapiniak, a pianist and trombonist, has taught music in the Seventh-day Adventist school system for over fifteen years. He has maintained a studio for over twenty years and is active in church music.
Following completion of a B.Ed. in music at Canadian University College in 1994, Kapiniak taught music at Great Lakes Academy in Michigan for two years and then the Village Elementary School in Berrien Springs, Michigan, from 1996-1999. He graduated from Andrews University in 1999 with an M.Mus. in choral conducting.
He taught at Chinook Winds Adventist Academy in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, for six years and at Spring Valley Academy in Ohio for a year before returning to Canada in 2007, where he taught again at CWAA until 2011. His ensembles have been active in festivals and toured extensively.
While at CUC, Kapiniak, a student of Florence Clarambeau, received highest honors in the Lacombe, Alberta, eleventh annual Music Festival in 1992. He was presented with the Donald R. Walker Memorial Trophy for Meritorious Achievement in Music, the highest honor awarded in the competition, for his playing of Katchaturian's Toccata in the 20th century composer open category.
Sources: Information provided by Greg Kapiniak 2003; Andrews University Alumni Directory, 2003, 232; Chinook Winds Adventist Academy music department website (2011); International Adventist Musicians Association magazine, Notes, Winter 1993, 17.