Location: Wisconsin, USA
Timothy Keith Griffin, Jr. is first a proud Baritone that loves every bit of sharing his voice with the youth and helping the youth to find their own voices. He is now entering his 4th year as a teacher and is proud to have started with Gifford Elementary of Racine Unified and been named 2013 Gifford PTA Teacher of the Year. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin- Parkside with a B.A. in music, certification in Choral and General Music Education and a concentration in Vocal performance under direction of Dr. James Kinchen, Jr (director of Choral activities) and Ami Bouterse (director of voice and Opera).
This past summer, Mr. Griffin returned to DePaul University in Chicago to complete his certification in the music education pedagogy Orff - Schulwerk. He now plans to complete his M.A. in music Education @ Anderson University by summer 2016.
Mr. Griffin remains very active in the community. He was the Choral director of Boychoir East of Milwaukee Childrens Choir. He is the past choral director of Kiwanis Youth Symphony of Racine and of First United Methodist Church of Racine. He can be found singing in the UW-Parkside community choir, Master Singers and Voices of Parkside, from time to time. He has acted as the coordinator of the Wisconsin Choral Director’s Association All-State Children’s Choir of 2013 and 2014 for the All-State convention held in Milwaukee in January. He is, also, currently the a Choral Director with Our Musical Life - a non-profit Choral Organization for SouthEastern Wisconsin.
In his free time, Mr. Griffin enjoys dancing Salsa, learning Djembe and Guitar at Old Town Folk Music in Chicago, gaming with friends, illustration and design, and giving voice lessons.
Mr. Griffin’s next steps will be to explore several world music drumming and dance workshops, gain fluency in the French speaking language, build a voice studio, expand choirs with Our Musical Life and complete his first musical for choir and Orff ensemble.
Contact me: Timothy.Griffin@rusd.org / (262) 496 - 4233 (cell)