Associate Professor of Music
Faculty, Graduate Music Education
music history, musical production, special studies
B.M. University of Arkansas
M.M. University of Maryland
D.M.A. New England Conservatory
Michael Monroe is an associate professor of music at Gordon. He teaches piano and music history. He also coaches singers and instrumentalists, and has collaborated on more than 100 student degree recitals at Gordon. Dr. Monroe joined the Gordon faculty in 2005, and along with his duties in the Department of Music, he oversees the annual opera scenes programs and has conducted performances of The Pirates of Penzance, H.M.S. Pinafore and Gounod’s The Doctor in Spite of Himself. His performing edition and new English translation of Gounod’s operetta was completed as part of his doctoral studies at the New England Conservatory. He has also served as music director for many Department of Theatre Arts productions, including The Secret Garden, Into the Woods and Sweeney Todd.
As a pianist, he has performed throughout the Boston area at such venues as Jordan Hall, the Gardner Museum, and the French Library, collaborating in recital with acclaimed violinists Stefan Jackiw and Arturo Delmoni and with countless students at the New England Conservatory and other area schools. Dr. Monroe blogs regularly about his thoughts and opinions on different pieces and aspects of music, and his YouTube page features a wide variety of pedagogically oriented multimedia creations.