Michael Alexander

Associate Professor of Instrumental Music Education
School of Music
One Bear Place #97408
Baylor University
Waco TX 76798
Phone: (254) 710-6579
Fax: (254) 710-1497

Michael Alexander is Associate Professor of String Music Education at Baylor. He joined the faculty in 2006 after 22 years of teaching orchestra at Stratford HS in Houston, Texas. He holds degrees from Southwestern University (BME), Sam Houston State University (MM), and the University of Houston (DMA). His duties at Baylor include supervising string student teachers, instruction in classroom string pedagogy, directing the Baylor String Project, and conducting the Baylor Campus Orchestra. He has served as President of the Texas Orchestra Directors Association and Orchestra Vice-President of the Texas Music Educators Association. Awards include: Houston Symphony School Bell Award for Excellence in Teaching, ASTA Elizabeth A.H. Green Award, University of Houston Outstanding Music Alumnus, TODA Orchestra Director of the Year, and Baylor Outstanding Professor Award. He has co-authored the <i>Orchestra Expressions</i> series and <i>Expressive Techniques for Orchestra</i>. His research is published in the <i>Journal of Research in Music Education</i>, <i>UPDATE: Applications of Research in Music Education</i>, the <i>String Research Journal</i>, <i>Texas Music Education Research</i>, the <i>American String Teacher</i>, and the <i>Southwestern Musician</i>.