A native of Lake City, South Carolina, Mac attended Winthrop University for a Bachelor’s Degree in Choral Music Education and a Master’s Degree in Choral Conducting. Throughout his musical career he had the privilege to travel around the world and perform with professional singing groups. In 2003, he traveled throughout England with the Lake Junaluska Singers and Glenn Draper Singers. He studied opera and piano performance in college and has played the piano for over 25 years.
After graduating from Winthrop, Mac began his teaching career in the Dorchester District 2 schools as an elementary music teacher at Flowertown Elementary School. In 2007, he moved on to West Ashley High School as Director of Choral Activities where he taught five choirs and three levels of piano over a ten-year period. His choirs consistently scored ratings of Excellent and Superior at state-level festivals.
In 2014, Mac received his Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from The University of South Carolina. In 2017, he became an Assistant Principal at R.B. Stall High School in North Charleston. Most recently, Mac has transitioned Human Resources to serve as a Teacher Recruitment Specialist for Charleston County School District. He is currently working on his Educational Specialist Degree through The Citadel.
In high school, Mac was a member of Lake City Presbyterian Church, under the direction of the late Betty Carter. Mac has been a church musician since 2000, having mostly served in United Methodist Churches. He is happy to finally be back in the Presbyterian Church!
Although his career has taken him out of the classroom, he continues to have an active role in music education, adjudicating, serving as guest clinician, and accompanying several choirs and musicians around South Carolina.
Mac currently lives in the Cainhoy area and enjoys biking, hiking, traveling, and spending time with his Great Dane, Luna.