Department of Music, Theatre and Dance

Dr. Michelle McConkey

Associate Professor
Music Education Program Coordinator

Dr. Michelle S. McConkey is an associate professor of music education at California State University in Chico, California.  Michelle received her doctorate degree from Arizona State University in Music Education.  She completed a Masters of Music degree at Brigham Young University in Music Education where she co-conducted the University Chorale.  Michelle also completed a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from the Crane School of Music.  She has completed Kodàly certification (levels I, II, and III), and has presented workshops and research sessions at various state and national conferences as well as local school districts. 

Michelle’s research interest includes the health and wellness of undergraduate music education students, the relationship between music and the emotional development of children, and the music teacher’s role in that development as an emotional model. Michelle has taught for over 20 years, including nine years in public and private schools as a general music specialist in New York State, Utah, and Arizona.  Currently Michelle continues to work with children as part of a partnership between the local school district and the University as well as the local children’s choir.
Portrait of Dr. Michelle McConkey
Advisor
Music Education
Course Instruction
  • MUSC 103: Aural Musicianship I
  • MUSC 326: Music for Children
  • MUSC 399: Special Problems
  • MUSC 220: Pedagogy of Music
  • MUSC 420: Synthesis of School Music Techniques