Justin McLaughlin
Accompanist

Originally from Doylestown, PA Justin McLaughlin graduated from Central Bucks High School East, one of three High Schools belonging to the Central Bucks School District. As a student in the Central Bucks School district, he utilized his skills as a pianist to perform locally while donating his tips to the Annual Relay for Life Fundraiser, which was organized by the School District. In the summertime, Justin transformed from camper to counselor in the Performing Arts Department at Independent Lake Camp in Thompson, PA. In addition to this, Justin has also participated in the Summer Piano Institute at Ithaca College. Following this, Justin began his undergraduate career as a Music Education Major at Millersville University. With a concentration in piano, Justin began studying with Dr. Anita Renfroe and Dr. Xun Pan. Justin has also participated in several guest master class sessions with artists such as Sonia Lee, Suzanne Guy, and Grace McFarlane Bottelier.

In his Senior Year at Millersville, he worked as an intern for Music For Everyone, a local non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and resources to strengthen the role that music plays in our schools and communities. Through this internship, he was able to work as a strings teacher for the annual summer camp program. Additionally, he completed his elementary and secondary student teaching assignments within Lancaster County.

Immediately following his graduation from Millersville University, Justin began working as a day-to-day substitute teacher. In a short period of time, he acquired "preferred substitute" status within several schools and districts throughout Lancaster County.

Currently, Justin is a member of NAfME (National Association for Music Educators) and continues to attend professional development activities related to music education. Furthermore, he accepted a Long-Term Substitute Teaching position within the Elizabethtown Area School District. With this position, Justin teaches instrumental lessons at the elementary level. In Spring 2016, he will lead and conduct student orchestral ensembles in the annual Spring Concert.