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Mike Horanski began his teaching career in the Pennsylvania public school system in the fall of 1997 serving for eight years as the choral director at Dorseyville Middle School in the Fox Chapel Area School District located in a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Choirs under Horanski’s direction were invited to be featured performers for the National Association for Music Education Eastern Division Convention, the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association and the Eastern Division of the American Choral Directors Association. In 2004, Mr. Horanski was nominated by the Fox Chapel Area School District as a candidate for the Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year Award.
Mike joined the music faculty of Robinson Secondary School (Fairfax County Public Schools) as the Director of Choral Activities in the fall of 2005. At Robinson, Mr. Horanski directs three high school choral ensembles, and three middle school choral ensembles. Choirs under Mike’s direction have excelled at the local, national and international level. The choirs have participated in and earned Champions Level Gold and Silver Medals as well as Gold Diploma awards at the World Choir Games in 2012, 2014 and 2018 and participated in the International Choral Kathaumixw in 2016.
Mike served as a District Representative for VMEA, was President of the Virginia Choral Directors Association from 2015-2016, is currently serving as the All-Virginia Band, Chorus and Orchestra Event Chairperson and was named VMEA Outstanding Music Music Educator in 2017. Mike has Mike has served as a choral adjudicator trainer for VCDA and is currently the President-Elect for the Virginia Music Educators Association.
In addition to the choral ensembles at Robinson, Mr. Horanski is the Director of Music at Fairfax United Methodist Church and the Artistic Director for the Vienna Choral Society.
VMEA Conference Performance
MENC, PMEA and ACDA Performance Invitations (Dorseyville Middle School)
Commissioned Choral Work – Musique, Sydney Guillamue, Wolf Trap Grant 2015
International Choral Kathaumixw, Powell River, BC 2016
World Choir Games, Tshwane, South Africa 2018
Related singing experience
Children’s Festival Chorus (Pittsburgh Youth Chorus) – Pittsburgh, PA
Jr. Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh
Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh
Bach Choir of Pittsburgh
Extended choral works - conducting experience
Pergolesi, Stabat Mater
Baldassare Galuppi, Dixit Dominus
John Rutter, Mass of the Children
Eric Whitacre, Five Hebrew Love Songs
Srul Irving Glick, Pslam Trilogy
Glenn McClure, St. Francis in the Americas, A Caribbean Mass
Jackson Berkey, Cantate 2000
Joe Negri, Mass of Hope
Schubert, Mass in G
Josef Rheinberger, Messe in A
W. A. Mozart, Solemn Vespers
Lee R. Kesselman, Shona Mass
David Fanshawe, African Sanctus (Selections)
Paul Halley, Freedom Trilogy
Johann Michael Haydn, St. Leopold Mass
Gabriel Faure, Requiem
Giacomo Puccini, Messa a 3
John Rutter, Magnificat
A Night on Braodway – Collection of Broadway Choruses and Solos with Orchestra
Magnificat – Kim Andre Arnesen
Forrest – Requiem for the Living
Forrest – Jubilate Deo
Forrest – Lux The Dawn From On High
Leavitt – Missa Festiva