Michael Dove is finishing his 31st year of teaching. For the last 9 years he has been teaching 4th, 5th and 6th grade general music in the Marshfield R-1 Schools. Prior to that, he was Director of Bands and Professor of Music Education at Baptist Bible College in Springfield. He is currently serving as the vice-president – elementary music for South-Central MMEA, the treasurer for Kodaly of the Ozarks, and the secretary for the Missouri Alliance for Arts Education.
Dr. Dove earned a BS ed. at Missouri State University, a M.M.E. at the UMKC – Conservatory of Music, and a Ph.D. at The University of Kansas. He has completed certification in Kodaly Levels 1-3, and in Orff Level 1.
He has been married to his wife Michelle for 30 years. He has two sons: David, who is a professional musician; and John, who is in college studying for a degree in Elementary Education.