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Michael Chandler

Michael Chandler

Assistant Professor


“Austin Peay students are friendly, prepared, and ready to learn! They inspire me to be the best teacher I can be.”

Dr. Chandler on his interactions with students. 

Ph.D. in Music Education, 2018
University of North Texas M.A. in Music Education, 2009
University of St. Thomas (Minnesota) M.M. in Piano Performance, 1996
University of Arkansas B.M. in Music Education, 1993
Union University (Tennessee)

Dr. Chandler taught music and movement to children in Texas public schools for 16 years. In addition to teaching at APSU, he is a children's choral director and accompanist, and is a nationally recognized practitioner of the Orff Schulwerk approach to music education.
Music Teacher Longevity; Creativity in Music 
Applications of Research in Music Education; The Orff Echo; The Southwestern Musician