Michael Chandler is an Assistant Professor of Music and Coordinator of Music Education
at APSU. Dr. Chandler taught elementary general music to children in Texas public
schools for 16 years, most of them in the Lewisville Independent School District,
where he was named Teacher of the Year at two campuses. In 2013, 2007, and 2005 his
student ensembles performed by invitation at the annual TMEA Convention in San Antonio.
Dr. Chandler has presented conference sessions and workshops in 38 states, the District
of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Australia, including for numerous state MEA organizations.
He an AOSA-approved Orff Schulwerk teacher educator in all three levels of Orff Schulwerk
basic and recorder and teaches in courses at Southern Methodist University, the University
of Memphis, and the San Francisco International Orff Course. He is a past-president
of the North Texas Chapter of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association (AOSA) and served
as a Regional Representative on the AOSA National Board of Trustees. Dr. Chandler
was a collaborative pianist for the Children's Chorus of Greater Dallas (CCGD) for
10 years and the organist and pianist at Round Grove United Church (UCC) in Lewisville
for 17 years. He is the author of Everyday Recorder, Recorder Everyday!, an Orff Schulwerk
approach to integrating recorder into the general music classroom. His publications
have also been featured in Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, The
Orff Echo, and The Southwestern Musician. Dr. Chandler earned the Bachelor of Music
degree in music education from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee; the Master
of Music degree in piano performance from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville;
the Master of Arts degree in music education from the University of St. Thomas in
Minnesota; and the Doctor of Philosophy degree in music education from the University
of North Texas.