What do you do when you majored in drama and you have a Spring musical to reveal to your class? Well, you definitely don’t just announce the musical, you find a way to go all out, leaving students full of suspense and completely engaged. That is exactly what my guest today did for his class. And then, the unexpected happened.
Myles Finn shared his reveal in three separate videos uploaded to Tik Tok. Shortly after part three was shared, Myles had over 80 million combined views. Today he joins Anchored in Education to discuss what it’s like going viral as well as how he approaches education.
Myles is in his fifth year as choral director at Indianola High School, in Indianola, Iowa. He is the director of The Indianola Singers, The Apollo Chorus, and Cantare. He also co-directs Indianola’s Varsity Show Choir, Side One and directs the JV Show Choir, Flip Side. He and his wife are the directors of musicals at Indianola High School.
He is most known for his TikTok videos going Viral at the start of the 2022 school year. Amassing over 120 Million views in total, his videos have seemed to spark a love for choral music, musical theatre, and goofy choir teachers.
Myles received his Master’s Degree in Choral Conducting from Michigan State University, and his Bachelor’s of Music Education from Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. He directly relates his success within his classroom with his work at Michigan State, his work with Dr. Lee Nelson at Wartburg College, and his passionate high school choir director, Duane Philgreen.
Myles is a loving father and husband. He and his wife, choreographer and school counselor Haley (Rudd) Finn live in Indianola and they are proud parents to a beautiful son, Rory Lee Allen. They also have three fur children, Nala, Watson, and Arlo. Follow Arlo on Instagram @arlo_seamus. When Myles is not in the choral classroom, he can be found on the golf course, playing video games, and spending time with his loving family.