Sofya Shainskaya, piano, earned her Masters of Music degree at Tashkent Conservatory, Russia. Sofya has been teaching and performing for four decades and was an accompanist for the Olympic gymnastics team and for theater, opera, and ballet in Russia. She also accompanied the famed Glinka Vocal Competition, and taught at the Leningrad College of Music before immigrating to the United States. She is currently the organist and Minister of Music at St. Barnabus Church, Springfield.