Mr. Chwalyk is a graduate of Montclair State University, having earned Bachelor of Music degrees in Music Education and Music Theory/Composition with a Minor in Microtonal Music. He is an active performer on trombone, euphonium, and jazz piano and continues to compose new music. Mr. Chwalyk directs the Lyndhurst High School Concert, Marching and Jazz Bands as well as the Lyndhurst Summer Music Program and teaches Music Theory. He is also the Pit Orchestra Director for the Lyndhurst High School Musical and co-advisor for "LHS Ultimate," Lyndhurst High School's ultimate frisbee club (with Mr. Coffey). Mr. Chwalyk has a passion for theater and serves as Music Director for C.A.S.T. (Community Actor Student Theater) in Kenilworth, NJ during the summer.
In his spare time, Mr. Chwalyk enjoys hiking, strategy games, and learning new languages.