Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Music, Vocal Music Education Master of Music, Choral Conducting Western Michigan University
Mrs. April Tini
It has been my pleasure to teach Choir, Vocal Music and Music Theater at Orchard Lake Middle School for the past 16 years. Prior to that, I taught music at the College Level and held positions at Wayne State University, Oakland University, Western Michigan University, Northwestern University and Berklee College of Music (Boston). I also enjoy performing as a jazz vocalist throughout the Detroit area. The OLMS Choral Program includes a 6th, 7th and 8th grade choir. Additionally, I team teach a beginning and advanced Music Theater Class with OLMS Theater teacher, Janey Compton. My goal is to provide students with an extraordinary middle school vocal music experience. Our concerts and shows provide students the opportunity to showcase the skills, techniques and performance practices that we are learning in class. We feature our many choirs, theater ensembles and soloists in each of our unique performances. I look forward to working with students and guiding them down their path in vocal music during their time at OLMS.