Dr. Michelle Roueché
Michelle Roueché is Director of Choral Studies and Professor of Music at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. Equally accomplished at the piano and the conductor's podium, choirs under her direction have been invited performers for numerous Georgia Music Educators conventions, for Spivey Hall's prestigious concert series in Atlanta, for two Southern Division conventions of the American Choral Directors Association, and most recently for the Southwestern ACDA convention in 2014. She studied accompanying under the tutelage of world-renowned accompanist to Pavarotti, John Wustman, and conducting with the legendary Donald Bailey. A native Texan, she earned music degrees from Texas Tech University, the University of Illinois, and Arizona State University.
An active clinician and choral arranger, Dr. Roueché is represented by Walton Music and Treble Clef Music Press. Her compositions have been featured at various ACDA and All-State conventions, GMEA, and the Southeastern ACDA Women's Choral festival. She has performed in Carnegie Hall under the baton of Robert Shaw, and also appeared as an Artist-in-Residence at North Carolina State University. Prior to her appointment at UMHB, Dr. Roueché served on the faculties of Brenau University (Georgia),Waldorf College (Iowa), and Arizona State University.
Dr. Roueché is married to baritone David M. Thomas. She also serves as the Director of Music and Worship at Woodway First United Methodist Church near Waco.