Our New Director

Marci Swift is a native to Northern Virginia and a product of Prince William County Schools. Ms. Swift graduated from The University of South Carolina with a Bachelors in Music and a Minor in Business Administration. While at USC, she studied violin with Donald Portnoy and participated in the nationally recognized teacher training program, the USC String Project. Ms. Swift earned a Masters in Music Education from Georgia State University while teaching in the Cobb County School District outside of Atlanta, GA.

Ms. Swift returned to Northern Virginia (Fairfax County) in 2004. She taught at Holmes MS for seven years. Ms. Swift joins South County High School from Kilmer Middle School where she also taught for seven years. Under her direction, Ms. Swift’s orchestras consistently receive superior ratings at State Assessment and various competitions in the mid-Atlantic area. Ms. Swift has been selected to perform at the VMEA state conference with both the Holmes MS Concert Orchestra (2007) and the Kilmer MS Symphonic Orchestra (2014). She has served as both a guest conductor and an adjudicator for various Districts across Northern Virginia and conducted the United String Ensemble for the Youth Orchestras of Fairfax for 5 years. Mrs. Swift served as co-director of the Vienna Summer Strings program for seven years.

Ms. Swift lives in Woodbridge, VA with her husband Mike, her two children, Kendall and Collin and their miniature dachshund, Slinky.

Ms. Marci Swift