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Metal/Punk: Instrumental Metal Moods: Mood: Virtuoso Jazz: Crossover Jazz Metal/Punk: Progressive Metal Moods: Type: Experimental

By Location
United States - Colorado

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Terminal Degree

Terminal Degree is:
Stanley Chepaitis – acoustic and 5-string electric violins
Nathan Santos – 5-string bass
Mike Barnett - drums

Stanley’s career as a violinist has spanned a broad range, from Classical soloist, chamber musician, and concertmaster, to jazz improviser, composer, conductor, and educator. He has performed both classical music and jazz throughout North America and in Europe. He has collaborated with such artists as, David Diamond, John Blake, Darol Anger, Diane Monroe, John Stowell, Leon Bates, and the Daedelus String Quartet. He is currently chair of the string department at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Nathan is the Director of Commercial Music at Tiffin University in Ohio. He is a multi-instrumental performer with an eclectic background in fields ranging from orchestral, jazz, pop commercial, theater, and sacred. He also is an active arranger/composer, clinician, and conductor. For more information including future performances and sound files, please visit his web site at:

Mike’s compositions have been performed around the world by many prominent musicians and major ensembles. His eclectic output ranges from heavy metal to contemporary classical to fusion and beyond. His career as a performer has taken him from Carnegie Hall to the Sunset Strip and many points in between. As a metal drummer, Mike has recorded and performed with Phantom Crew, Dofka, Tainted Saint, Fated and Throttle. He is currently on the music faculty at the University of Colorado at Boulder.