Lori Porter has a Bachelor's degree in Vocal Music Education with a minor in Piano and History from Eastern Michigan University. She holds a Masters Degree in Education from Marygrove College. Lori is a Detroit area native and has worked as an accompanist for many groups, including the Livonia Civic Chorus, Ford Motor Company Chorus, Schoolcraft College Choir and Plymouth Canton Educational Park Choirs. She has taught Vocal Music for Livonia Public Schools for almost 20 years at all grade levels, including the  Creative And Performing Arts Program, Churchill High School Choir, and Emerson Middle School Music Theatre & Choir Program. She has been the music director of several shows at Inspire Theatre in Westland and has directed and/or music directed numerous shows at the high school level. Lori is the organist and choir accompanist at Hope Lutheran Church in Dearborn.