Our Director, Michael McClintock
Mike McClintock joined Medina Chorus as Musical Conductor in June 2021. He is a graduate of Medina High School where he participated in both instrumental and choir programs. Mike earned his Bachelor of Music Education degree from Bowling Green State University. Upon his graduation, he received the Mark S. and Helen Kelly Outstanding Future Educator Award. Michael also received a Master’s Degree in the Art of Teaching from Marygrove College in Detroit, Michigan and a Master’s Degree in School Administration from Ashland University.
Michael has extensive teaching experience in several local school districts in both instrumental and choral music; he currently teaches vocal music in the Highland Local School District. He serves as the Director of Music Ministries at the Medina United Methodist Church as well as Director of Choirs and Coordinator of Ensembles for the Medina County Fair. In his spare time, he has been involved as Vocal/Instrumental Music Director for the Medina ShowBiz Company as well as many musicals performed at Medina High School.
He is a proud native son of Medina and still lives in Medina with his family.
Our Accompanist, Cathy Fafrak
Cathy Fafrak is a cum laude graduate of Capital University’s Conservatory of Music, where she studied piano, organ, harpsichord, voice, chamber music and accompanying. After graduation, she became a sought-after pianist, organist and collaborative artist, working with students, faculty and guest artists at Capital University, The Ohio State University and elsewhere throughout the greater Central Ohio area.
She also was the musical director and pianist for Capital’s Theater Department for six seasons and played for the Opera Columbus Education & Outreach program. She has been a substitute organist at churches of various denominations and has been the organist at Medina UCC, Congregational for the past 15 years. An active accompanist, she regularly accompanies area soloists and elementary, middle and high school choirs.
She is thrilled to be able to collaborate with the many talented members of the church and community on a regular basis.