Director of Orchestras, Grassfield High School
Mr. Steve Vutsinas or, “Mr. V” as he is called by his students, is a 1988 graduate of the East Carolina School of Music. Mr. V graduated cum laude with a degree in violin performance and a minor in viola performance. He received a second degree from East Carolina in music education.
Mr. V began his teaching career in 1989 in the Pitt County School System near Greenville, North Carolina where he taught orchestra for 10 years. He also coached boys’ varsity basketball there, and his teams won 2 state championships. Also, while teaching in Eastern North Carolina, Mr. V’s orchestra won an esteemed National Championship in the North American Music Festivals. During his teaching career, Mr. V has had the awesome privilege of teaching some of the greatest students in the world.
Mr. V’s orchestras at Grassfield have consistently received superior ratings at the district and national level. His Chamber Orchestra was also selected to perform at the prestigious Virginia Music Educators Association conference at the Homestead.
Mr. V was Grassfield High School’s Teacher of the Year and was also a finalist for Chesapeake Teacher of the Year in 2014. Mr. Vutsinas was also selected as a top ten finalist for the inaugural Grammy Music Educator of the Year in 2014 from a list of over 33,000 music educators from across the United States.
Mr. V is married to his lovely wife, Sandi, and the couple has 3 amazing children: Andrew, Samantha and Asher! In his “free” time, Mr. V enjoys playing the bass guitar at church and playing golf with his friends. He also is fortunate to spend his summers on the mission field in Thailand and Tanzania supporting orphans in those countries.
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