Michael Schmidt is the Director of Choirs at Scarsdale High School, Scarsdale, New York. In addition, Mr. Schmidt serves as the organist and choir director at St. John Lutheran Church in Mamaroneck, New York. Prior to his appointment at SHS, he was the interim director of the University of Illinois Varsity Men’s Glee Club. In addition, Mr. Schmidt served on the voice faculty at Eastern Illinois University from 2017 to 2018. From 2009 until 2016, Mr. Schmidt taught at Voorhees High School in Glen Gardner, New Jersey. In addition to his time as a music educator, Mr. Schmidt served as the Minister of Music at St. Paul Lutheran Church in East Windsor, New Jersey from 2004 to 2016. He is the past president of the New Jersey American Choral Directors Association and has served on multiple conference committees for the American Choral Directors Association – Eastern Division. He is currently a DMA Candidate in choral music at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.