Michelle Ewer has been a professional educator for 40 years Her career began in Westminster District 50 teaching elementary and middle school strings. She taught band in Jefferson County Public Schools for five years and was a strings specialist for 27 years. A member of ASTA and CMEA, she has had groups perform for CMEA conferences as well as student performances at numerous state and local festivals, always receiving high ratings. She is often asked to present at CMEA and CASTA conferences and has served as president for both organizations. In 2014, she was inducted into the Colorado Music Educators Hall of Fame.
Ms. Ewer is the State Chair for TRI M Music Honor Society as well as coordinator for CMEA TRI M sessions, which includes over 450 students from across the state of Colorado. In 2017, Mrs. Ewer became a part time faculty member at CU Boulder School of Music where she coordinates placements for student teachers and is support staff to mentors and mentees.
Michelle has been a conductor with the Front Range Youth Symphony for the past 10 years conducting the entry level group. Her love for teaching strings helps the students prepare for the upper groups in the Symphony.
Ms. Ewer retired in 2016 and taught part time at Ralston Valley HS for three years and is still coaching at Columbine HS, Dakota Ridge HS, Deer Creek MS, and Creighton MS. She earned her Bachelor of Music Education from The University of Northern Colorado, and her master’s in educational Administration from The University of Phoenix. (2023)