Calvin Stemley

Calvin Stemley

"SYOS is leading the way with mouthpieces that have versatility,power and sound for all styles of playing.These mouthpieces play with ease in articulation.The mouthpiece can be played with a warm dark sound or push the air and get a bright contemporary sound.The ability to choose a variety of colors for your mouthpiece is an added dimension.I enjoy playing my SYOS mouthpiece as I continue my musical journey."
Calvin is an accomplished musician, educator, and performer located in Pittsburgh, PA. His resume includes degrees from Grambling State University (BS in Music Education 1975), as well as the University of Pittsburgh (MA in Ethnomusicology 1980, as well as 60 other class credits in Ethnomusicology). Calvin is currently playing a CE Winds Pro Artist Series “Warring Angel” CLC Tenor Saxophone with;

• House of Soul - “Pittsburgh #1 R&B Band”
• Southern Comfort • It Takes Two
• Caribbean Vibes
• Cross Culture

Calvin’s employment has included Pittsburgh Public School Instrumental Specialist, Band Director –Westinghouse High School, Founder and Director of the Pittsburgh Public School Honors Jazz Band, and Conductor of the Mellon Jazz Student Spectacular.


• Recipient of Institute of Black American Music Award (1972)
• Theory and Composition Award Grambling University (1974-75)
• Who’s Who Among College Students at Universities 1975
• WAMO Afro-American Award Show (Best R&B performer (1998)
• Service in Education Award (Our House Development Inc, 2008)


• KAPPA KAPPA PSI Honorary Band Fraternity
• PHI MU ALPHA Professional Men’s Music Fraternity
• KAPPA DELTA PSI Honor Society in Education