Mrs. Jan Flynn
248.969.1800 Ext. 1824
|International Baccalaureate Certification
Level 1 Curriculum
Category 2 Music
JOINED OXFORD COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
I believe that music encourages people to believe in themselves as
capable, creative, and compassionate individuals whose contribution
makes a difference. Music is a way to know the world. It is a part of
our daily lives and our heritage. When students participate in
authentic musical activity derived from performing real music, they
learn to solve real musical problems, which is the only way children
gain access to a legitimate musical practice and become a life-long
Since 2002, I’ve been honored to be the vocal music director for three
choirs. They are active performance ensembles that not only create
memorable concerts, but also get out into the community to “SPREAD SOME
SUNSHINE”. The choirs actively participate in the MSVMA Solo &
Ensemble Festival, Choral Festival, and Honors Choir.
I also direct three after school World Music Drumming and Marimbas
performance ensembles that enjoy learning music primarily from Africa
and the Caribbean. We actively compose our own music – as time permits –
and love to share our music.
Prior to my employment at Oxford Middle School, I actively accompanied
musical and numerous stage Broadway productions. I graduated with a
Bachelor of Music in Music Education K-12 certification from Oakland
University, Magna Cum Laude in 2001.
As an educator, it’s important to be part of professional
organizations. I’m currently a member of the Music Educator’s National
Conference (MENC) and the Michigan Schools Vocal Music Association.
While a student at Oakland University, I earned the MATILDA Award in
piano performance. Once employed at Oxford Middle School, I earned the
Michigan Association of Schools Boards (MASB) Fine Arts Award for
Excellence for our World Music Drumming and Marimbas program. Our
choirs consistently earn excellent ratings for Choral Festival.
During relaxing moments, my life is rich and full with wonderful family
experiences. I love to spend time outside, riding my bike, hiking, and
enjoying the beauty of our family.