Director: Tiffany Powell

tapowell@fcps.edu

Tiffany Powell is a native of Western Pennsylvania. Ms. Powell earned her Bachelor of Science in Music Education and Master of Music in Music Education degrees from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she performed and studied conducting under the leadership of Dr. Brady Allred.

Ms. Powell began her teaching career as a Choral Director in the Pennsylvania public school system in January of 1999. She taught for six years in this position, during which time she also wrote a new curriculum for the high school choral program, served as vocal director and eventually producer of the spring musical. She impressively became the Department Chair in her last two years. While managing an active teaching career, Ms. Powell concurrently performed with the Bach Choir of Pittsburgh and maintained a part time schedule as a private vocal instructor.

Tiffany Powell joined the music faculty of Oakton High School (Fairfax County Public Schools) as the Director of High School Choral Activities in the fall of 2005. At Oakton, Ms. Powell directs four primary and one secondary choral ensembles, serves as vocal director for the spring musical productions, and holds the position of Performing Arts Department Chair. She is a former Choral Representative for VCDA District XII and continues to host District events. Her ensembles study and perform a varied repertoire and consistently earn superior ratings at both district level and national level music festivals throughout the United States, including the Virginia Music Educators Association state conference.

Tiffany Powell lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, Mike Horanski, the Choral Director at Robinson Secondary School (Fairfax County Public Schools) in Fairfax, VA, and their son, Aidan.