Michelle L. Bade

Assistant Professor of Music Education; Summer Graduate Program Coordinator

Michelle Bade joined the faculty of Anderson University in the fall of 2021. Prior to her appointment at Anderson University, she spent 26 years teaching instrumental, vocal, and general music in the states of Ohio, Oklahoma, and Indiana. Michelle holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from the University of Mount Union and received both a Master of Music Education and a Master of Music Performance degree from the University of Oklahoma. Michelle’s primary courses include Introduction to Music Education, General Elementary & Secondary Music Methods, Teacher Preparation, and Student Teacher Seminar & Supervision. Michelle’s research interests include the impact of policy on music education and integrating music and reading instruction. Michelle’s students have been selected as featured performers for Arts Advocacy events at the Indiana Statehouse, Mayor’s Arts Awards, Mike Pence tour, State of the City Addresses, the featured ensemble with the Muncie Symphony Orchestra and the Ball State University Centennial Celebration, and many other community celebrations and events. Michelle has received numerous teaching awards from the Ball Brothers Foundation: the Muncie Mayor’s Arts Advocacy Award, the IU Armstrong Educator Award, and other ”outstanding teaching awards” from several schools in Oklahoma and Indiana, where she was also a finalist for Indiana State Teacher of the Year. Michelle continues to serve on the board for the Indiana Music Education Association, and is similarly affiliated with the National Association for Music Education and the American Orff Schulwerk Association. She volunteers her time with her church and other community organizations.