DIRECTORS

Pressel and SchaibleKenneth Pressel - Email
Mr. Pressel joined Findlay's music faculty in 1993 and is a recipient of the Rotary Club's "Golden Apple" award for teaching excellence. He began playing violin at age 8, participating in his public school's orchestra program, and playing in youth orchestras. He began his collegiate years at York College in Pennsylvania where he performed regularly with the York and Harrisburg Symphonies. While attending the Congress of Strings, he studied with Howard Beebe who invited him to finish his undergraduate studies at Ohio University. He graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of music in violin performance, and then completed a master of music degree in violin performance while on a full tuition scholarship, at Ohio University.  At OU, Mr. Pressel studied with Beebe and Franticek Pospissil of the Prague Conservatory, served as concertmaster of the Ohio University Symphony Orchestra, and performed regularly with the West Virginia Symphony. Mr. Pressel is a member of the Findlay String Quartet, and performs occasionally for community and university productions.

Anita Schaible, Cello - Email
Anita received her bachelor’s degree in music from the University of Michigan and her master’s degree in bassoon performance from Indiana University. She has taught orchestra and general music in Texas and Findlay. After retiring from Findlay City Schools in 2017, she returned in fall 2019 to serve as an orchestra director at Donnell Middle School and assistant director at Findlay High School. She has performed with the Lima Symphony Orchestra, the Metropolitan Houston Orchestra, and for many community and university productions.