Degrees and Certifications:
Messiah College, Master of Music in Conducting - May 2019 Messiah College, Bachelors of Science in Music Education with PA certification grades K-12 - May 2013
Mr. Stelle dreams of a world where all music genres are appreciated, coffee cups are never empty, and blank journals are ready to be filled with memories and adventures.
A tenured orchestra teacher at Central Dauphin SD, Mr. Stelle has taught many young people, some who have been selected to perform at the PA School Board Association’s State Conference. Additionally, he has served as a Violin Masterclass Instructor and Chamber Strings Coach for Messiah College’s Orchestra Camp, as well as an Artist in Resident for Jump Street/PA Council on the Arts. As a performer, Mr. Stelle studies violin under Peter Sirotin, concertmaster for the Harrisburg Symphony, and has performed with the York Symphony, Totem Pole Playhouse, Allenberry Playhouse, Open Stage of Harrisburg, Theatre Harrisburg, Susquehanna Stage Company, Bare Bones Theatre Ensemble, the Central PA Womyn’s Chorus, the Harrisburg Gay Men’s Chorus, Harrisburg Harp Orchestra, the Central PA Symphony, and the University-Community Orchestra at Shippensburg University. He studies jazz improvisation under Grammy nominated pianist Kirk Reese and has collaborated with local bands, Great Northeast, Rascal Revival, and Seasons. In January 2019, his playing was featured in the Lifetime Channel reality wedding show, "Married at First Sight." As a vocal soloist, Mr. Stelle has performed in concert with the composers Paul Caldwell and Sean Ivory, the Harrisburg Symphony Young Person’s Concerts (Bizet’s Toreador), the Hershey Symphony’s Beatles Tribute Concert, and the Harrisburg Harp Orchestra’s “A Harp-Felt Christmas”. He has given lectures at both Messiah College and PMEA events. Additionally, he has music directed shows at Allenberry Playhouse, Theatre Harrisburg, and Hershey Area Playhouse. In his “spare time” he runs C. Stelle Music (cstellemusic.com), a musician contracting business, that provides a plethora of music groups for weddings, political events, and parties throughout Central Pennsylvania. Mr. Stelle holds a Master of Music in Orchestral Conducting from Messiah College.
When he’s not making some sort of music, you can find him pedaling his bike to Harrisburg’s hot spots, reading Thoreau, jamming out to Chance the Rapper, watching Mad Men, traveling to new and different places throughout the country, or eating breakfast at the Keystone Diner. Rom. 1:16