Mr. Karl Stein

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Bachelor of Music Education, 2009 Master of Education Leadership, 2018

Mr. Karl Stein

Mr. Karl Stein is the Director of Bands at Orchard Lake Middle School.  Mr. Stein is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti and Grand Valley State University in Allendale. While at EMU, he performed with the EMU Wind Symphony, University Choir, Jazz Choir, Euphonium-Tuba Choir, and Marching Band. During his time in the EMU Marching Band, he served three years as drum major and one year as equipment manager.

Mr. Stein performed in DCI with the Southwind Drum & Bugle Corps of Lexington, Kentucky in 2004 on contrabass and in 2005 as drum major, earning the runner-up award for Drum Corps International’s Drum Major of the Year award for that year.  He also spent two years as a music instructor for the world championship finalist Glassmen Drum & Bugle Corps in 2007 and 2008.

Mr. Stein comes to West Bloomfield after spending three years as Band Director at Gladewater Middle School and Assistant Director at Gladewater High School in Gladewater, Texas.  While in Texas, his ensembles received excellent ratings at concert and sightreading contest, and his students have qualified for all-region band each year at the middle school, and all-area band at the high school.

Mr. Stein has held professional affiliations with Kappa Kappa Psi, the national honorary band fraternity, the National Association of Military Marching Bands, the Texas Music Educators’ Association, the Texas Bandmasters’ Association, the Association of Texas Small School Bands, the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association, and the Michigan Competing Band Association. 

Mr. and Mrs. Stein have two children, Charlie and Joel, and live in Canton.