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Shepherdstown Rotary Club honors departing Shepherd cellist

By Staff | Jan 9, 2015

The Rotary Club of Shepherdstown recently honored longtime Shepherd University conductor and cellist Stephen Czarkowski.

At its Dec. 23 Christmas breakfast meeting, the club presented Dr. Czarkowski with plaque of appreciation and also made a $250 donation on his behalf to Shepherd’s Friends of Music organization. The funds are to be used to help support promising Shepherd music students.

Dr. Czarkowski is leaving the university’s faculty to become Assistant Conductor of the York Symphony Orchestra in Pennsylvania.

He has provided music at the Rotary Club’s annual Christmas breakfast for many years, always bringing some of his star cello students to perform with him.