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Kellie McInchak

Adjunct, Department of Performing Arts

Kellie McInchak boasts a distinguished career as a twenty-two-year veteran music educator. Currently in her ninth year at Tecumseh Middle School, she co-teaches 5th-grade beginning woodwinds & percussion, 5th-grade brass, 6th-grade woodwinds & percussion, and 6th-grade band. Additionally, she conducts the 7th & 8th Grade Bands and coaches the THS Shooting Stars Marching Band Color Guard.

Her prior experience includes working at the Western School District, where she taught beginning woodwinds and percussion, 7th Grade Band, 8th Grade Band, and the 8th Grade Jazz Band at Western Middle School. Mrs. McInchak also contributed to the Concert Band, Symphony Band, and Marching Band at Western High School. Under her guidance, her bands consistently earned first-division ratings at district and state festivals.

Mrs. McInchak holds key roles in music education organizations. She serves as the secretary of the Lenawee County Band Directors’ Association (LCBDA) and is the Co-Chair of the LCBDA 6th Grade Honors Band. Additionally, she holds the position of Co-Chair for the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association (MSBOA) District 8 Middle School Honors Band. Her past roles include MSBOA District 8 Elementary Workshop Chair, MSBOA District 8 Vice President of Band & Orchestra Festival, and MSBOA District 8 Vice President of Adjudication. Since 2008, Mrs. McInchak has served as a clarinet and woodwind ensemble adjudicator for MSBOA Solo & Ensemble Festival at both district and state levels. In 2019, she was a finalist for the DTE Energy Foundation Educator of the Year and was inducted into the American School Band Directors’ Association in 2021.

She earned her Masters in Conducting in 2007 from the American Band College at Southern Oregon University and her Bachelors in Music Education from the University of Michigan, where she studied clarinet under Deborah Chodacki. Mrs. McInchak previously held the position of adjunct professor of clarinet at Spring Arbor University and Siena Heights University. Currently, she teaches the woodwind methods class at Adrian College. Mrs. McInchak resides in Adrian with her husband, Joe, also a band director, and their three musically inclined children.

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