- MM, Music Education/Orff-Schulwerk, University of Kentucky
- BS, Music Education, Xavier University
First Year at Xavier University:
Tracey Michalak is part of the music faculty at her alma mater, teaching Music Methods for Early & Middle Childhood students. She earned her B.S. in Music Education from Xavier University and her M.M. in Music Education with an emphasis in Orff-Schulwerk at the University of Kentucky. She has also studied at the Carl Orff-Institute in Salzburg, Austria. Tracey has Orff Level III certification, as well as special training in Kodály, World Music Drumming, and early childhood music. Her interests include multicultural music, improvisation and composition, and curriculum development. In addition to teaching at Xavier, Tracey teaches music to students in grades K-4 in the Sycamore Community School District. She also serves on the board of the Greater Cincinnati Orff-Schulwerk Chapter.