Irvin Kauffman is a musician and former Assistant Principal Cello. For 34 years of dedicated service, the Pittsburgh Symphony awarded him the chair of Assistant Principal Cello Laureate.[]
Irvin Kauffman quotes 
“Do it right the first time, because "Practice makes PERMANENT!"”
“Death is that "Tomorrow" for which all our lives are spent waiting!
Man is constantly building the "Image." It is an Edifice for the entombment of bones!
Best to "Realize" the temporal nature of things and simply "Do and Die!”
“Teach we must, for we owe all that we are to all those who have been and all that we have to those who are yet to come ...if they but ask!”
“Put your instrument into the hands of your Art and never your Art into the hands of your instrument!”