Choirs: Chorale, Encore
Kelli is in her nineteenth year of teaching vocal music. She currently teaches at Parker Middle School in Howell, Michigan. In addition to teaching vocal music, Kelli has been teaching a Teen Leadership class through the Capturing Kids’ Hearts program. She is involved in the success of many school and community programs. Kelli has also performed the roles of director, music director and choreographer for eighteen full-scale musicals at the middle school level. Most audience members leave the performances commenting on how amazing the shows are; they can’t believe that middle school kids could put on such professional productions!
Kelli earned two undergraduate degrees (Music Education K-12 and Elementary Education with minors in Math and Science) from Western Michigan University and a Master’s Degree in Choral Conducting from Michigan State University. Knowing the importance of training high-quality music teachers, Mrs. Falls has mentored over fifteen student teachers and taught middle school choral methods courses at Western Michigan University as well as leading workshops for other state universities.
Kelli is currently active in the state vocal music association, MSVMA. She has been on the State Boards for both MSMVA and ACDA. Currently she serves MSVMA as Co- Manager for District IV, serves on the Adjudication Committee, and helps out in many other ways. Kelli has served as the State SA Honors Choir Director in 2006 and SSA State Honors Choir Director in 2014, Honors Choir Director for District Honors Choirs, has worked as a clinician in several schools and is a committed adjudicator for festivals.
To foster musical excellence within her community, Mrs. Falls directed the Livingston County Chorale Children’s Choir for four years, and is currently in her sixth year as Director of the Livingston County Chorale. She is the new director of the annual Hartland Messiah Sing.
Additional conducting experience includes: the Select Middle School SSAA Choir at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp (BLFAC) for twelve years; 2013/2014 BLFAC International High School Director; SSAA High School Select Women’s ensemble.
Kelli’s performance credits include: the featured soprano soloist with the BLFAC Festival Band – a performance which aired live around the world in the summer of 2006; three years with the Tibbits Opera House Summer Theater; six years as member and featured soloist for the Hillsdale Arts Chorale and three years with the Ann Arbor Cantata Singers. She currently performs as a classical soloist in the community, a member of a professional quartet and she sings with the Premier Big Band, an eighteen-piece jazz band based in the Howell area.
Mrs. Kelli Falls’ love is music and her passion is teaching. It is her belief that every singer has the potential to excel to greatness. She believes that in order to educate, you must first inspire. Kelli loves life and is very grateful for the support of her wonderful husband, family and friends.