Micheal Houlahan

Dr. Micheal Houlahan was reelected to serve as a National Association of School of Music Commission on Accreditation member till 2025. He currently serves as a Team Leader and NASM evaluator and  has served NASM as a member and Chair of the Committee on Ethics. Founded in 1924, the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) is an organization of schools, conservatories, colleges, and universities. It establishes national standards for undergraduate and graduate degrees and other credentials for music and music-related disciplines. It assists institutions and individuals in artistic, scholarly, educational, and other music-related endeavors.


Professor Houlahan has lectured extensively on music theory and music education in Ireland, Italy, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Estonia, Netherlands, England, and China. His publications, co-authored with Dr. Philip Tacka, include “Kodály in the Kindergarten Classroom: Developing the Creative Brain in the 21st Century” (Oxford University Press, 2015) and “From Sound to Symbol: A New Pitch for Developing Aural Awareness” in Sound Musicianship: Understanding the Crafts of Music, published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing (2013). Other book publications include From Sound to Symbol: Fundamentals of Music, Second Edition (2011) and Kodály Today: A Cognitive Approach to Music Education, Second Edition (2015), published by Oxford University Press. Choral Artistry: A Kodály Perspective for Middle School to College Level Choirs. Vol. 1. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2023). Choral Sight Reading: A Kodály Perspective for Middle School to College Level Choirs. Vol. 2. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2023.)

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