Michael Chandler lives in Dallas and taught elementary general music 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 schools. In 2005, 2007, and 2013 his student ensembles were featured performers at the TMEA Clinic/Convention in San Antonio. Michael presents music education workshops and sessions at the local, state, and national levels and teaches in Orff Schulwerk certification courses at universities in three states. He is an accompanist for the Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas and is currently working full time toward the PhD degree in Music Education at the University of North Texas in Denton. Michael is a 1996 graduate of the University of Arkansas and earned the Master of Music in piano performance and studied with Alan Chow. In 2009, he also earned the Master of Arts in Music Education from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.