May 16, 2018

Michelle Vardaman

  • Choral Music Teacher
  • Wichita, KS, USA
Full time Education: Elementary Education: Middle/High School Education: University/College

Personal Summary

Michelle Vardaman earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music with an emphasis in opera and a minor in piano pedagogy and accompaniment from Wichita State University in May 1995.  She then received certification for Italian and Opera History from The Istituto Europo in Florence, Italy. Mrs. Vardaman received her Master’s in Vocal Education from WSU in December 2012.  Besides teaching voice at Butler County Community College, Michelle has been privately teaching piano, voice, and theatrical coaching for the last 20 years in the Wichita/Andover area. Mrs. Vardaman is the Children’s Choir Coordinator and Children’s Theatre Director for Countryside Christian Church. Michelle Vardaman is also the Music Director for the Wichita Children’s Theatre & Dance Centers’ Main stage productions and for the Heather Muller Black Box.  She has also been the assistant director for the Wichita Choral Society, and the director of the Wichita Choral Society Allegro Group. Michelle has performed with Opera Kansas, Cowtown Empire House, Scottish Rite Signature Theatre, WSU Opera Theatre, and has been a featured soloist for many other special events and charitable organizations. She has been the recipient of numerous scholarships and performance awards throughout her career.

Work Experience

Private Music Instructor
Feb 1996 - Michelle’s Music Studio

Sole Proprietor of Michelle’s Music Studio.  Private instruction in Piano, Voice, and Theatrical Coaching.  Also instruction in Music theory, audition preparation, and Music college application process.

Adjunct Vocal Instructor
Aug 2013 - Butler County Community College

Private Vocal Instruction for Applied and Class students attending Butler County Community College.

Music Director
Wichita Children’s Theatre & Dance Center

Music Director for Main Stage productions at Wct&Dc, also Director for Summer productions as well as Accompanist for other Wct&Dc events.

Music Director
Jan 2012 - Heather Muller Black Box

Music Director for Black Box productions, as well as accompanist for othe Black Box events.

Music Director
Sep 2003 - Apr 2009 Andover Central High School Theatre Department

Music Director for ACHS Theatre productions, as well as vocal coach and accompanist.

Education

MME-Vocal Education
- Dec 2012 Wichita State University
BM-Music Performance-Voice
- May 1995 Wichita State University