Tiffany A. Powell
DIRECTOR OF CHORAL ACTIVITIES
George C. Marshall High School
7731 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22043
Office Hours are available by appointment.
A BIT ABOUT ME
Tiffany Powell is thrilled to have stepped into the position as Director of Choral Activities at George C. Marshall High School. She is excited to bring her experience and passion for music and performance to the GCM Performing Arts Department where she directs the choral ensembles, sponsors the a cappella group, Noteworthy, co-sponsors the Tri-M Music Honor Society, and will serve as the vocal director for the spring musical. She is honored to continue the standard of excellence set forth by those before her and is proud to be a part of this incredible community.
Ms. Powell has been a music educator for over 23 years. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Music Education and Master of Music in Music Education degrees from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she performed and studied conducting under the leadership of Dr. Brady Allred. She began her teaching career in western Pennsylvania and taught for six years as a secondary choral director. While managing an active teaching career, Ms. Powell concurrently performed with the Bach Choir of Pittsburgh and maintained a part-time schedule as a private vocal instructor.
Tiffany Powell joined the music faculty of Oakton High School (Fairfax County Public Schools) as the Director of High School Choral Activities in the fall of 2005. At Oakton, Ms. Powell directed four primary and various secondary choral ensembles, was the vocal director for the spring musical productions, held the Performing Arts Department Chair position, and served as the Tri-M Music Honor Society advisor. Her choirs study and perform a varied repertoire and consistently earn Superior and Excellent ratings at the Virginia State Choral Assessment as well as in festival competitions. Her choirs have been selected to perform at the Virginia Music Educators Association State Music Conference and have also performed with Barry Manilow.
Ms. Powell is a member of the Virginia Music Educators Association and the American Choral Directors Association. She is a former Choral Representative for VMEA District XII and continues to host and chair District events. She is grateful to her husband, Mike Horanski, who is the Choral Director at Robinson Secondary School (Fairfax County Public Schools) for being her partner in music and in life and is grateful for the support of Mike and their son, Aidan, as she begins this new chapter at GCM.