Steve Hinz - Conductor

Steven P. Hinz is in his 26th year as a Vocal Music Director for Chelsea School District.  During his tenure, he has consistently directed a high quality secondary program, where students learn the dynamic art of singing and performing in various vocal ensembles.  He has developed a respected program that has created a large following of loyal supporters who hold high expectations for student performance.

He is the current director of the High School Choirs, Co.C, and general music teacher for Grades K, 1, and 2 at North Creek Elementary.  His training includes undergraduate degrees from Viterbo College in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, in Voice Performance, Secondary Choral Music Education, and General Music Education.  He also holds a Masters degree from Marygrove College in Detroit, Michigan, in the Art of Teaching.  Other post-graduate studies include conducting with Dr. Jerry Blackstone at the University of Michigan, choral methods with Dr. Craig Arnold of Western Michigan University, Group Vocal Technique and Choral Methods with Dr. James Jordan at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey, and Orff Certification from the University of Nevada - Las Vegas.

Mr. Hinz has been actively involved in Michigan School Vocal Music Association, serving in the following capacities:
* Director - CHS Chamber Choir performed for the Michigan Music Conference - 2012; conducted the State SATB Honors Choir - 2013
* Host for District solo/ensemble and choral festivals
* Conference presenter - Midwest Music Conference and Summer Workshop
* Adjudicator
* District 12 Manager
* Summer Workshop Supervisor
* President-Elect, President, Past-President
* Executive Board Chair for the Michigan Music Conference
* Currently - Adjudication Supervisor and Strategic Plan Facilitator and Coach

Besides his busy life of making music with his students in Chelsea, he teaches vacation bible school at St. Mary Church in Chelsea.  His quiet time hobbies include gardening, woodworking, and woodcarving.  Most importantly, his two daughters bring him more joy than he could have ever imagined!

Last updated November 2015