What People are Saying about Terry Mizesko

News, Testimonials, and Press Releases

  • Terry's music has an immediacy that is captivating. It is utterly sincere and heartfelt and so connects with every listener easily. He has a natural flair for orchestration, borne no doubt of many years spent at the heart of the NCSO, but also (as a brass player) has the knack of the grand gesture and the spectacular which gives many of his compositions a celebratory appeal. As a conductor it is a pleasure to work with a composer who really knows his craft and loves it.

    Grant Llewellyn
    Music Director- North Carolina Symphony

  • Terry Mizesko's works are first class.  I have conducted several of his pieces -- original compositions as well as arrangements for holiday concerts -- and all were very well received by the audience and orchestra alike.  I recommend his work with much enthusiasm.

    Gerhardt Zimmermann
    Conductor Laureate - North Carolina Symphony
    Music Director Canton (OH) Symphony
    Professor of Instrumental Conducting - University of Texas

  • The Fantasy of Carols is profoundly moving...the string writing is reminiscent of Mahler. The Holiday Sing-Along works well as either a medley or a sing-along.  The transitions are well written, and the orchestration is brilliant...

    Daniel Hege
    Music Director - Syracuse Symphony

  • Working with Terry on his "A Little Dance Suite" was a rewarding experience. His music was well-received by audiences of all ages and he captured great diversity within the piece. The piece is creative and engaging, with a range of characters that are bold, thoughtful, and plain fun! He presented the Canton Symphony with a work that has limitless possibilities in educational programming and beyond.

    Kelly Corcoran 
    Assistant Conductor- Nashville Symphony 
    Former Assistant Conductor- Canton Symphony

  • Mr. Mizesko's music is fresh, melodic, and beautifully crafted. His works have great appeal for professional musicians and have been successful with a wide variety of audiences.

    William Henry Curry 
    Resident Conductor -  North Carolina Symphony

  • Mizesko’s "Fantasy of Carols" ("A Child’s Christmas") was a sparkling orchestration of several of the biggies, neither dumbed down, nor too far afield from the original. 

    Jeffrey Rossman

  • We’re so very fortunate to have a composer like Terry in our midst. He’s shown time and again that his music really connects with our audiences. We can’t wait to hear this latest creation.

    Scott Freck
    General Manager and Vice President for Artistic Operations North Carolina Symphony