John Hummel, Tenor, is an accomplished voice teacher and performer living in the Metro Detroit area for the past ten years. John's passion for music started at a very young age, singing in choirs and musicals while in elementary school. This passion led him to perform across the United States and Internationally. John is also on faculty as a instructor of voice at Concordia University in Ann Arbor, where he teaches applied voice to music majors and minors preparing for careers in music after graduation.
John double majored with a Bachelor's of Music in Music Education and Voice Performance while at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance. A few years later, John returned to Michigan to complete his Master's of Music in Voice Performance. While there, John performed as a soloist with many of the ensembles on campus. John studied with Caroline Helton, Martin Katz, Jerry Blackstone, Paul Rardin and Stephen Lusmann. He has also performed in both Operas and Musical Theater, giving him a varied career full of different experiences that has made him to becoming a better voice teacher and performer.
As a teacher, John is in high demand. His students have been accepted into music schools for both vocal performance and musical theater, most of whom received merit scholarships to one of their chosen universities. His students regularly get top ratings at Solo and Ensemble and have also been selected as some of the top singers in the state. He finds teaching voice to be quite rewarding and enjoys working with a variety of ages.
As a clinician, he is in demand in the Metro Detroit area, working with several schools districts, coaching individuals for musicals, running sectionals and teaching group voice lessons to choirs in preparation for choral festival. In addition, John serves as an adjudicator for the Michigan Vocal School Music Association for its Solo and Ensemble festivals across the state.
John's work as a conductor has also been noticed. While working at Dexter Public Schools, he doubled the numbers in the choir program. He has also guest conducted at several church choirs and community ensembles across Metro Detroit, working on a variety of repertoire. John in the past has been an assistant music director for the Boychoir of Ann Arbor and Measure for Measure.
When John isn't singing or teaching, he is probably kick boxing or baking.