Clarinetist Michelle Kiec, Acting Dean in the College of Education at Kutztown University, enjoys a career both on and off the stage. She has performed with the Harrisburg Symphony, West Virginia Symphony, Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, Opera Lancaster, Aspen Music Festival, and Breckenridge Music Festival. Dr. Kiec is a frequent conference presenter in the areas of distance education, curriculum development, enrollment management, and assessment. She earned master’s and doctoral degrees in clarinet performance at Peabody Conservatory of Music of The Johns Hopkins University. She holds bachelor's degrees in saxophone performance and German from the State University of New York at Buffalo.