Dr. Folkert Kadyk
- D.M.A., Temple University
- M.A., Villanova University
- M.M., Music Education, Temple University
- B.A., College of Wooster
Dr. Kadyk began his association with Immaculata in 1976 as an adjunct instructor in music education and low brass. For 24 years, he was a kindergarten to twelfth grade music teacher and conductor-director of the Great Valley High School Band and Orchestra. In addition, he was the first music coordinator in the Great Valley School District. Before his appointment to the instrumental teaching program in the Great Valley Schools, he was in charge of the entire music program in the Bridgeport Public Schools and was a choral director in the Charles Boehm School, one of the secondary schools in the Pennsbury School District.
After retiring from the Great Valley School District in 1986, he completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Temple University with Dr. Edwin E. Gordon. He then taught music history and music for the classroom teacher courses at Delaware County Community College and Penn State University Brandywine. At Immaculata, he has taught conducting, instrumental methods, and music history courses.
Dr. Kadyk has been bass trombonist in the Main Line Symphony Orchestra for over 45 years. He is also a long-time member of the Chester County Concert Band. He was principal trombone of the Delaware Valley Philharmonic, the Wooster, Ohio Symphony Orchestra, and the Lafayette, Indiana Symphony Orchestra. He has had the great privilege of studying with the late Emory Remington at Eastman and Glenn Dodson in Philadelphia. He has performed as a freelance trombonist including an engagement with the Pittsburgh Symphony at the Temple Ambler Music Festival. He is a rehearsal conductor and performer with the Main Line Ecumenical Choir.
Dr. Kadyk graduated from the College of Wooster in Ohio with a Bachelor of Arts in music history and theory. He also holds master's degrees from Temple University and Villanova University in secondary education and school administration. He and his wife, Jean, live in Paoli, Pennsylvania. Their son is a music teacher and professional performer on viola and violin. Their daughter is a pediatric nurse and a pediatric clinical instructor.