Michael Raiber was appointed as Professor of Music and the Busey Chair of Music Education at Oklahoma City University in 2013. He also serves as the Director of Teacher Support and Conductor of Orquestra Esperanza for El Sistema Oklahoma, an instrumental music education and social reform program serving over 200 students in Northwest Oklahoma City Public Schools. He comes to these positions with 34 years of teaching experience; 13 years in public schools and 21 years in music teacher education. He is the Immediate Past President of the Oklahoma Music Educators Association and NAfME Southwest Division President-Elect. He is a native Oklahoman with degrees from the University of Tulsa (BME, MME) and the University of Oklahoma (Ph.D.). His passion is educating and supporting high-quality professional music educators who will inspire future generations.