Darin Shryock

Music Director for MCC Music Theatre

Vocal Instructor

  • Private Voice and Piano Instruction, Musical Theater, Humanities


Darin Shryock is a native of Spearfish, SD.  He is the Program Director for MCC Music Theatre, having taught high school choir and music theatre the past 32 years.  He was choral director and music director at Marcos de Niza High School for 27 years.  His choirs consistently earned superior ratings at festivals throughout the US, performing at the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall.  His music and theatre experience spans over 4 decades as a performer, pianist, touring musician and music director.  He was the principal pianist for the Arizona All State Choir for over 20 years.  The Arizona Music Educators Association named Mr. Shryock the 2017 Arizona Music Educator of the Year.  Mr. Shryock has mentored many young performers and educators, a number of whom have worked on Broadway, National Tours and Regional Theatre.  He is a frequent adjudicator at festivals and is President-Elect of the Arizona Music Educators Association. Mr. Shryock graduated with a B.S.Ed. (Voice) from Black Hills State University (1986) and earned the M.M. Choral Conducting from Arizona State University (1989). Mr. Shryock is a member of NAfME (National Association for Music Educators) and a Lifetime Member of ACDA (American Choral Directors Association).  Music Director credits include:  Jesus Christ Superstar, The Music Man, Little Shop of Horrors, Kiss Me, Kate, Grease, Forever Plaid, My Fair Lady, Oklahoma, Guys & Dolls, West Side Story, Once Upon a Mattress, Anything Goes, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Footloose, Cinderella, The Last Five Years, Annie Get Your Gun, Seussical: The Musical, Copacabana, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Urinetown, Curtains, High School Musical, Lucky Stiff, All Shook Up, 42nd Street, Legally Blonde, Big Fish, Annie, Mama Mia, Company.

Academic degrees

  • M.M. in Choral Conducting, Arizona State University
  • B.S.Ed. in Vocal Music Education, Black Hills State University
  • B.S.Ed. in Mathematics, Black Hills State University