Michele Kalo

Adjunct Faculty


Mrs. Kalo knew her passion was to teach music in the 7th grade. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from Bowling Green State University and completed her Master’s Degree in Music Education from ASU in 2007. She has been in public education since 1998, teaching grades Kindergarten through adults in the Detroit Metropolitan Area for five years and in Arizona since 2003.

Mrs. Kalo is also the Founder and Executive Director of Sonic Arts, a performance-based music education organization. Since its inception in 2004, Sonic Arts has expanded to include several ensembles: Sonic Brass, Sonic Seniors New Horizons Band & Orchestra, and Sonic Boom.

Michele is an active adjudicator and clinician for both ABODA and AMEA. She was the 2014 AMEA North Central Regional Band Conductor and in 2009 was the AMEA West Regional Band Conductor and the Higley Unified School District’s Honor Band Conductor. In 2010, she was the 7th Grade All State Band Conductor and the 2009 Mesa Public Schools Junior High Honor Band Conductor. Michele has also served as a guest conductor for the New Horizons International Music Association's Music Camp in Chautauqua, NY in October and in Olympia, WA in July 2011.

Mrs. Kalo is also an adjunct faculty member at Scottsdale Community College, teaches privately, works and writes for junior high, high school and university bands, and loves to write for and play Horn with the Salt River Brass. Michele teaches K-6 General Music and Band at Ishikawa Elementary in the Mesa Public Schools.

Michele is a member of the Arizona Band and Orchestra Director's Association (ABODA), Arizona Music Educator's Association (AMEA), the International Alliance for Women in Music (IAWM), the American Composers Forum (ACF), the American Society for Composers and Publishers (ASCAP) and the Association of Concert Bands (ACB) and the International Horn Society (IHS). Michele recently received the Marquis Who's Who in America for her successful work with Sonic Arts.


Course # Class Section Semester Course Title Course Syllabus
MUP102AS 33175 Fall 2022 Priv Instr:French Horn
MUP101AS 33147 Fall 2022 Priv Instr:French Horn
MUP161 33005 Fall 2022 Community Band
MUP161 26066 Spring 2023 Community Band
MUP101AS 31423 Spring 2023 Priv Instr:French Horn
MUP102AS 31443 Spring 2023 Priv Instr:French Horn