Includes the corporate limits of Detroit and Michigan counties of Macomb, Monroe, Oakland East of I-75 and M-24, St. Clair, Washtenaw, and Wayne.
John C. Tyner - Southeast Lower Area Representative John C. Tyner joined the Monroe Public Schools faculty in 1976, retiring in 2005 as the Coordinator of K-12 Music Education. He holds degrees from Eastern Michigan University and Wayne State University, where he was Associate Conductor of the Choral Union, with further studies at Michigan State University and The University of Michigan.
His school groups consistently received superior ratings at district, state and national events and appeared at the Midwest Music Educators Conference and the Michigan Youth Arts Festival several times.
Mr. Tyner is currently Director of Music at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Monroe and the Director of Choral Activities at Monroe County Community College. In conjunction with the Sister Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, John, presents each year a community wide presentation of G.F. Handel’s "Messiah". He formerly conducted the Monroe Youth Chorale and Monroe Youth Orchestra. He has been active in both the Michigan School Vocal Music Association and the American Choral Directors Association holding various positions on the boards of both organizations. He is an active adjudicator and clinician throughout the region.
He was elected by his colleagues as the Michigan School Vocal Music Teacher of the Year, the Michigan Music Educator's Teacher of the Year, and has been selected to the Who’s Who of American Teachers eleven times. He conducted the 1984 TTBB State Honors Choir the 1997 SATB State Honors Choir and the 2004 State Junior High/Middle School SATB Choir. Additionally, he was awarded the Michigan Administrator of the year award for 2000 by the Michigan Music Educators Association and recognized as an Accomplished Music Educator by the Music Educators National Conference in 2001and in 2008 was awarded the prestigious Maynard Klein award from the Michigan Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association.
He and his wife Catherine have two children, Matthew (Molly) and Sara (Steve); three grandsons, Orion, Harrison, Emmett; and two granddaughters, Josie and Marilyn.
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