Pianist, conductor, composer, arranger, teacher, and administrator was conservatory trained at Heidelberg College, Indiana University, and the University of Cincinnati. His choral compositions and historical performing editions are widely published, and his works have been performed at national and divisional conventions of the American Choral Directors Association as well as venues abroad. In the summer of 1990, he was invited to Austria to assist with the preparation of the choruses at the Bregenz Opera and conduct at the music conservatory in Feldkirch. After a thirty-five- year teaching career, Dr. Mochnick retired as Professor Emeritus from Southern Illinois University in 2005 and moved to Winston-Salem. Equally at home in classical and jazz styles, Dr. Mochnick continues to write and perform in both idioms.