Choir Department Staff

Mr. Tyler Skidmore, Director of Choirs  

Mr. Skidmore is a year 2000 graduate of Medina High School.  He holds a BA in Music Education from Mount Vernon Nazarene University and a Master of Music Degree in voice performance from Kent State University, receiving also two years of graduate choral conducting study.  Mr. Skidmore is a life member of the American Choral Directors Association, where he has served as the Northeast Ohio Regional Chairperson for the Ohio state chapter.  He is an active member of the Ohio Music Education Association (NAfME) and serves as a vocal and choral adjudicator.  Medina choirs have enjoyed strong performances and numerous superior ratings at OMEA Adjudicated Events.  An active singer himself, Mr. Skidmore has performed as a chorister or soloist with organizations including:  Apollo’s Fire, Quire Cleveland,  Contrapunctus, West Shore Chorale, Cleveland Orchestra Chorus and Chamber Chorus, among others. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, running, learning new things, eating a variety of foods, and spending time with his family.

Mr. Steven Harris, Encore Choreographer

Steven Harris is a Mississippi native, currently living in New York City. Along with choreographing for Encore and Elite Energy Show Choirs, he works as a freelance makeup artist in NYC and the surrounding area. A graduate of L. A. Academy for the Creative Arts in Dublin, Ireland, he has worked on various projects including Dublin Fashion Week, TV Now Magazine, “The Color Purple” on Broadway and the 70th Annual Tony Awards. He has also choreographed for the Emmy Award winning Miss Mississippi Pageant.

Welcome to the MHS Choral Music Department