Timothy Keith Griffin, Jr. is now entering his 6th year as a teacher and is proud to have started with Gifford. (Keith) received the 2013 Gifford PTA Teacher of the Year and the Phi Delta Kappa Outstanding Educator award in 2016. 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. He has been certified in the music pedagogy Orff - Schulwerk through DePaul University.
Keith remains very active in the community having led the Gifford Children’s Choir to perform at Milwaukee Bucks and Wave games and alongside Parkside choirs and the Racine Symphony Orchestra. He is the past choral director of Boy’s choir with Milwaukee Children’s Choir and of First United Methodist Church of Racine. He can be found singing in the UW-Parkside community choir, Master Singers, 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 currently serving on the board of Directors for the Racine Symphony Orchestra and is also, a Choral Director with Our Musical Life - a non-profit Choral Organization for SouthEastern Wisconsin.
In his free time, Keith enjoys acting as the professor of an official Pokémon League, Uproar, and he works to continue to expand choirs in Racine.
Contact me: Timothy.Griffin@rusd.org / (262) 496 - 4233 (cell)
Jack Senzig is the executive director of Our Musical Life Inc. and
Co-Director of Children’s Choir of teh Internet. Jack is at the cutting edge of
leading choirs in a modern world. He has learned to market his ensembles
successfully online and has directed many viral choir videos. He is the co-director of the Gifford Children’s Choir which he led to become the second most
watched elementary children’s choir in the world on YouTube. His choir’s
performances have been shown on G4 TV, Know Your Meme, the Escapist Magazine,
Hypervocal, Kotaku, Time Magazine online and made it to the front page of
Reddit and Digg. The videos he has directed and produced have received over 3 million views in 205 countries and have received over 50 YouTube honors.
Jack is also very active in his professional community. ChoralNet is
the largest network of choral directors, composers and choirs in the world.
Jack serves on the 7 member advising board for
ChoralNet, and writes a weekly article for the website. He is the owner and
executive editor of ChoralNet's Composers of Choral Music Community.
Jack created a marketplace for the display of the best work of nearly 500 members
from around the world and strives to make connections between composers, the conductors who program
new music and music industry leaders such as JWPepper, Sheet Music Plus and
Jack is a vocal music teacher at Gifford Elementary where he directs
choirs including grade level choruses and The Gifford Children’s Choir. He is
the former director of AppleChor and ApplePeal. Jack has also become an expert in appropriate internet use by public employees following a nationwide political cyber-bullying incident of which he was the target. Jack is available to inservice school districts and businesses on this topic.