School of Music

Michele Kaschub

Professor of Music, Coordinator of Music Teacher Education

Office Location

114C Corthell Hall, Gorham

Faculty Office Hours Fall 2016

Wednesday, 12-2pm, or by appointment



Academic Degrees

  • BS Music Education, University of Southern Maine
  • MM Choral Conducting, University of Maine
  • Ph.D. Music Education, Northwestern University


Michele Kaschub serves as Professor of Music and Coordinator of Music Teacher Education at the University of Southern Maine School of Music.  Her teaching responsibilities include courses in music education philosophy, research and curriculum as well as PreK-12 choral/vocal methods and composition methods.  Publications include articles in a variety of national and international journals and chapters in several books, while clinics, papers and workshops have been presented at multiple state, national, and international conferences.  In 2007 she launched “Composing Together” – the first certificate of advanced study program in the United States focused on preparing teachers to lead composition in PreK-12 settings. In 2009 she coauthored Minds on Music: Composition for Creative and Critical Thinking (Rowman & Littlefield) with Janice Smith.  The text presents both theory and guidelines to help PreK-12 teachers develop and deliver composition curriculum. Her most recent writing project, co-edited with Janice Smith, is Composing Our Future (Oxford 2012), a text for music teacher educators addressing the need for, and means for implementing, composition pedagogy in undergraduate and graduate music education programs. In addition to her work with music teacher education and composition, Michele also serves as the Artistic Director/Conductor for the Concert Choir of The Boy Singers of Maine and as Immediate Past-President of the Maine Music Educators Association.