Lori Simmons holds the degree of Master of Education in Elementary Education from Arizona State University, and a bachelor’s degree from Grand Canyon College in Vocal Performance. She is certified to teach both elementary and secondary levels and possesses endorsements to instruct students in K-12 Music, K-12 Reading and secondary English. Over her eighteen-year teaching career she has held positions that include K- 6 General Music, 3-8 Chorus, 4-8 Instrumental Music, 7-8 Academic Interventionist and K-6 Literacy Specialist. Currently, she is the Interim Assistant Director of Choristers for the All Saints’ Episcopal Day School and the Interim Director of the Novice and Training choirs in the Community Choristers RSCM program.
In 2011, Mrs. Simmons began her tenure as a staff singer in the Senior and Chamber Choirs of All Saints’ Episcopal Church. Lori performed as a tour soloist during the 2015 All Saints’ Choir Central European Concert Tour in Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic. She was a festival chorus soprano in the Arizona Bach Festival spanning the years 2013 – 2018, including a staged version of the St. John Passion. In December 2018, she was a soloist in the All Saints’ Chamber Choir performance of Handel’s Messiah.
When not singing, Lori enjoys photography, kayaking and writing.