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Michelle Irvin

Scottsdale Unified

Mrs. Michelle Irvin is the Coordinator for Fine Arts and Physical Education for the Scottsdale Unified School District. Formally the Director of Bands and Orchestras at Desert Mountain High School since its opening in 1995. Mrs. Irvin has been an educator in Scottsdale since 1992 and is excited to take on the new role as Coordinator of Fine Arts and PE. She was born and raised in Arizona, graduating from Moon Valley High School in the Glendale Union School District. After High School, Mrs. Irvin traveled north to Northern Arizona University, where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Music Education and pursued graduate coursework in Instrumental Music Conducting. Mrs. Irvin was awarded the Outstanding Fine Arts Teacher for the Scottsdale Unified School District in 2006. She has served as guest clinician for local honor bands and adjudicated several concert band, marching, and jazz festivals in Arizona and Europe. She was actively involved in the local Music Educators Association serving as the Tri-M Music Honor Society Chair, also as the Vice President of Jazz Activities for the Arizona Band and Orchestra Association. She is an active member of the Arizona Percussive Arts Society, Jazz Education Network, Arizona Band and Orchestra Directors Association, National Association for Music Educators presenting clinics at the Arizona Music Educators Conference. Mrs. Irvin served the National Association of Music Educators as an editor for the core arts standards for music theory. Mrs. Irvin’s ensembles have performed throughout the United States, London, Paris, Rome, Ireland, and Italy