Welcome to the Midlands STEM Charter School Music department!


My name is Michael Grimsley, and I am pleased to be the new Music Teacher at Midlands S.T.E.M. for the 2020-2021 school year. I am a graduate of the University of South Carolina, where I emphasized in both Band and Orchestra for my Bachelor of Music degree, and Orchestra and Early Childhood Music during my Master of Music Education degree. My primary instruments in college were trumpet and upright bass. Additionally, I sang in the USC Chorus, and as a member of Trinity Episcopal's Cathedral Choir. I also have experience in recording technology and a background in technical theatre. I consider myself well rounded in the performing arts, and I bring that love and experience to each of my students. Prior to coming to Midlands S.T.E.M., I taught 5th - 12th grade Band and Orchestra in both Lexington County School District One, and Richland County School District One for twelve years.


For more information about the different music offerings at Midlands STEM, please click on the links to the right.


If you have any questions about the music program at Midlands STEM, please contact at mgrimsley@midlandsstem.org.


Why Study Music?

  • Music is a science.

  • Music is mathematical.

  • Music is a foreign language.

  • Music is history.

  • Music is physical education.

  • But most of all, Music is art.



112 Crane Street

Winnsboro, SC, 29180   

​Tel: 803-815-1524 (M-Th, 8 - 4pm)

​Fax: 803-712-4958


Midlands STEM Institute's Charter and Letter of Accreditation is held by the Charter Institute at Erskine.

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This institution is an equal opportunity provider. Midlands STEM Institute does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, or immigrant status in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following persons have been designated to handle the nondiscrimination policies: The Executive Director.

For questions pertaining to Section 504, Individual Education Plans (IEPs), or questions pertaining to Title IX , contact the Executive Director of the school at 112 Crane Street, Winnsboro, SC 29180. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

MSI is a tobacco and drug-free campus. No weapons are allowed on campus. The campus includes all buildings and grounds. Violators will be prosecuted.

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