OTC Spotlight: Terry Musselman
Olde Towne Carolers will regularly feature some of our talented members right here on our blog!
Our first spotlight edition will be on pianist, Terry Musselman. Terry plays regularly as a soloist, and as part of OTC’s Voice/Piano duo with soprano, Jennifer Graf-Domijan.
Pianist Terry Musselman has been performing professionally in southeast Pennsylvania for over 40 years. Terry learned how to play piano from a young age, as his father was a talented bass player who regularly performed throughout the Philadelphia region. Mr. Musselman started playing in professional bands as early as high school, and was always in high demand. His music lead him to performing all around the region and in the 1960’s, he began playing at private clubs and large hotels in the Lehigh Valley area as part of the Terry Randall Trio. Some of those venues included: The Black Forest Chalet, Bay Pony Inn, the Chit Chat Club, Hilton Hotel, Benetz Restaurant, the Maples, and the Palace Gardens Restaurant. In the 1990’s, the Terry Randall Trio began its long run of regular appearances at Krista’s Restaurant at the Holiday Inn in Bethlehem, as well as private events at Saucon Valley Country Club, Lehigh Country Club, Northampton Country Club, and Brookside Country Club.
In more recent years, Terry has played extensively every holiday season with Olde Towne Carolers. He and OTC founder, Jennifer Graf-Domijan, perform annually at Bethlehem’s famous Christkindlmarkt, as well as at private parties and retirement homes. Mr. Musselman appeared on two of Jennifer’s CDs: Tidings of Christmas and Echoes of Christmas Past, and accompanied her when they performed on WFMZ Channel 69 News. Mr. Musselman was hailed as a medical miracle upon recovering from a two month-long coma after a horrific car accident just a few years ago. Despite his injuries, his recovery was phenomonal, as doctors didn’t even know if he would survive. Terry worked tirelessly through physical therapy to regain all of his abilities, including his musical and piano skills.
This season, Mr. Musselman will return to Christkindlmarkt with Jennifer Graf-Domijan, as well as several private parties and retirement communities. You’ll be able to hear his piano and keyboard talents on the upcoming Olde Towne Carolers CD, to be released at the end of November 2016.