Paul Trapkus (Producer, Director) teaches orchestra, video production, guitar, and music technology at Silver Creek High School in Longmont, Colorado. He also leads the school's Fiddle Group, Composition Club, and Orchestra Weightlifting Club and teaches violin lessons. He studied violin performance and music education at the University of Michigan, and he continues his attempts to balance his interest in teaching with his interest in performing by playing in the Boulder Philharmonic, Boulder Chamber Orchestra, and summer festivals. Several of his musical compositions can be downloaded for free at imslp.org.
Elizabeth Potter (Co-Director) was a junior at Silver Creek High School during her work on Carry the Tune. She played in the school's orchestra and took violin lessons from Paul Trapkus. She plans to study violin performance in college. She has been an avid film and music lover for as long as she can remember and is extremely honored to be a part of this project. Being in a school orchestra, Elizabeth sees too many senior classmates quit their musical endeavors soon after high school. She hopes that Carry the Tune will help those classmates pursue music even further.
Kelvin DuVal (Camera Operator) recently graduated from Silver Creek High School and is currently attending film school at Santa Fe University. He is an amateur filmmaker and recently participated in the film camp at New York Film Academy. He has extensive experience as a cameraman and photographer and is also very interested in music. In fact, working on this project has introduced Kelvin to the world of classical music, which he is now very fond of.