Michelle McIntire is a conductor, a director, a singer, a pianist and (most of all!) a teacher. She has performed widely throughout the south and mid-west in concert and stage venues, and is actively pursuing a career in music. As well as singing traditional classical recitals and performances, she has also been very active in musical theater. She has performed several roles, including Reno in "Anything Goes, "Aldonza in "The Man of la Mancha", Mother Abbess in "The Sound of Music", and Rosie in "Bye, Bye Birdie".
Michelle holds a Master of Music in Voice Performance from Ithaca College, a Master of Music in Choral Conducting from the University of Missouri - Kansas City, and a Bachelor of Music in Voice from Florida Southern College. In addition to NATS, memberships include: Music Educators National Conference, Missouri Music Educators Association, and the American Choir Directors Association.
Michelle has been teaching voice and piano since 1989. In that time, she has worked with college and high school aged students, beginning adults, young children and retirees, gifted and special needs students, raw beginners and experienced professionals. Michelle feels that her love of people helps her to connect with her students on a very special level, which allows both to grow, no matter what the starting point! For school aged students, she strongly encourages parental involvement. Michelle has a strong track record of past student success. Michelle has experience in coaching singing actors, acting singers, singing dancers, and triple threats. In addition, Michelle regularly participates in local community theaters, either in the cast or behind the scenes as musical director--or even playing in the pit!