Tremper Golden Strings founder, Stanley F. Nosal is a retired music department chairperson and director of orchestral activities at Tremper High School, Kenosha, Wisconsin. He is known nationally for his work as a string teacher, conductor, music educator and clinician.
Mr. Nosal is a former member of the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra, past Associate Conductor and Concertmaster of the Kenosha Symphony, founder of the Strolling Strings movement, and founding director of the Tremper Golden Strings and Golden Strings USA. Mr. Nosal served as Chairman of Orchestral Activities for the Wisconsin School of Music Association: Editor of the Orchestra Division of the "Wisconsin School Musician", President of the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra Association and Advisor to the Wisconsin State Music Selection Committee, the University of Illinois String and Contemporary Music Research Project.
"Project Super" 1966
Stanley Nosal, 2nd from the right in the front row, next to Dr. Suzuki
Mr. Nosal represented the State of Wisconsin in "Project Super" at the Eastman School of Music with the famous Japanese pedagogue, Shinichi Suzuki and participated in the famous Talent Education Summer School in Matsumoto, Japan.
Mr. Nosal's orchestras have performed at a significant number of state and national conventions in the U.S. and Canada and have received many honors throughout the midwestern states. In 1979 and 1980 he served as guest conductor at the Marrowstone Music Festival, Washington State.
His Tremper music program was a model envied by many, acclaimed as "Exemplary" in Wisconsin and the United States. His outstanding talent, dedication, and highly professional service to high school students is truly noteworthy: Developing a lifelong appreciation, understanding, and love for all types of music.
Known in music circles as "Mr. High School Orchestra," his students create a sense of "family" as they work together as a group, not just as individuals. They work together to make music, to make audiences feel the heart of the music, and work together simply as friends. They develop a lifelong appreciation and love for all types of music with a degree of understanding most people do not begin to have. His love of kids and music continues to keep Mr. Nosal active as a teacher, clinician, and mentor.