Logan Jones, a native of Holland, MI, holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education with honors from Michigan State University. Logan is currently a Choir Director at the Taft High School Varsity Campus within Chicago Public Schools. Here, she instructs the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program Beginning Choirs. Logan additionally teaches a section of Beginning Piano. She also serves as the Music Director for the Taft Freshman Academy Musical. Logan has previously worked within Chicago Public Schools at Harlan Community Academy High School, teaching Secondary General Music and extracurricular choir.
During her time in Chicago Public Schools, Logan has served on the Taft Consortium of Anti-Racist Educators and Students Professional Development Task Force, as well as the Instructional Leadership Team and Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports & Social Emotional Learning Committee while at Harlan Community Academy.
Outside of her curricular duties, Logan was the music director for a production of Bright Star in The Woodlands, Texas. The show was through Class Act Productions, a regional community theater and school of musical theater.
Upon graduation, Logan served as a Long-Term Substitute Music Teacher at Black River Public School. There, she worked with the middle school choir, Vocal Elements, as well as the two high schools ensembles, Concert Choir and Chamber Choir. Logan also taught general music to grades Kindergarten - 3rd grade in a Montessori setting. Additionally, Logan was responsible for a curricular Drama course at the high school and vocally coaching singers for Solo and Ensemble.
Logan completed her student teaching internship in Grand Haven Public Schools. She assisted with an 8th grade women’s choir, 8th grade men’s choir, Freshman Women’s Chorale, Chamber Choir, Advanced Women’s Ensemble, and Choral Ensemble. She additionally assisted with Sweet Harmony and Sweet-Her harmony (10-person gender groups from within Choral Ensemble) as well as Buccaneer Union, an extracurricular 7th – 12th grade men’s choir. Logan also assistant directed the Grand Haven Lakeshore Middle School musical, Elf Jr.
While completing her coursework at MSU, Logan successfully ran the award-winning MSU American Choral Director’s Association Student Chapter as well as the Burcham Sings Outreach Program, a retirement-aged outreach community choir. She enjoyed multiple competitive internships, working with the Michigan State Campus Choir and the MSU Community Music School Young Men’s Chorus.
In addition to her choral work at MSU, Logan taught early childhood music courses to children ages infant through 7 years old. While in East Lansing, Logan worked in the music programs at First Presbyterian Church of Lansing and Grace Lutheran Church. Logan studied conducting with Dr. Sandra Snow and Dr. Jonathan Reed and private voice with Peter Lightfoot and Dr. Anne Nispel.
Continuing her passion for helping students achieve personal musicianship, Logan taught private vocal and piano lessons at Avalon School of the Arts in Holland, MI.