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Prepare students to successfully meet the challenges of the future.

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Burke Lokey

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High School, Upton Middle School
Teaching Grade
6th, 7th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Education Focus
Fine Arts

Burke Lokey is the Orchestra Director for St. Joseph High School in St. Joseph, MI. Under his leadership the Orchestras have earned top ratings at State and National Festivals, including  3rd place at the National Orchestra Festival in 2012. This past summer Burke led the SJHS Orchestras on a performance tour of Great Britain with stops in Liverpool, Wales, and London Before coming to St. Joseph he taught instrumental music in New York City and Rockland County, NY.  Burke played with several ensembles including Greater Newburgh Symphony and the Rockland Symphony, where he was a guest conductor, and was principal violist of The String Ensemble of Rockland. He helped build a thriving string program in Nyack, NY that has been recognized on a State and National level. During that time he has arranged music for, and conducted ensembles that were showcased at such venues as the Avery Fisher Hall, Carnegie Hall and New York State Music Association Conferences.

Burke has an extensive background in Music Education having received a BA in Music and String Pedagogy from Arizona State University (’01) and a MA in Music Education from Columbia University (’08). He has led workshops and presentations on the use of Music Technology for education and Music Advocacy in the community. He has studied viola under Dr. William Magers, Patricia Cosand, and also with Dr. Katherine Sinsabaugh when he performed a solo recital in New York City. Burke shares his love of music with his wife, Becky and two young sons, Ryan and Evan. He also enjoys cooking, sports, reading, and traveling.

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Summer Food Service Program

Welcome to the Michigan Department of Education’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) site locator. The SFSP was created to ensure that children in lower-income areas could continue to receive nutritious meals during long school vacations, when they do not have access to the National School Lunch or School Breakfast Programs. Use the SFSP site locator to find a SFSP site near you

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District Parent Calendar


A list of important district-wide events such as half days and days off.
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