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Subjects Taught
Advanced Men's Choir , ISS, Jazz Band, Men's Choir

Education

Bachelor of Music Education - Troy University

Master of Science in Education - Troy University



Experience

Frisco City High School (K-12 Vocal/Choral & Instrumental)

Zion Chapel High School (K-12 Vocal/Choral & Instrumental)

Robert E. Lee High School (Director of Bands)

Southside Middle School (5-8 General Music & Band, ISS, RTI, Yearbook)

Tallassee High School (Choir)



Bio

Michael Bird, a native of Montgomery, is the choral director and assistant band director at Tallassee High School. After graduation from Robert E. Lee High School in Montgomery, he earned his Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Science in Education degrees from Troy (State) University. Michael is in his 22nd year as an educator, having taught band and choir at Frisco City High School, Zion Chapel High School, and Robert E. Lee High School before coming to Tallassee. Mr. Bird is a member of the National Association for Music Education (MENC), Alabama Music Educators Association, Alabama Vocal Association, and Alabama Bandmasters Association.

Mr. Bird is a member of Phi Mu Alpha and Omicron Delta Kappa. He served on the Tallassee City Council representing Ward 5 from 2011-2012, and was named to the Who’s Who of America’s Teachers in 2002 and 2004.  From 2013-2015, Mr. Bird was the President of the Troy University Band Alumni Association (TUBA), the largest organization within the University system.  During this time, he wrote and edited the coffee table book Fanfare: The 75-Year Legacy of the Troy University Bands, which raised thousands of dollars for band scholarships at his alma mater.

From 1996-2006, Mr. Bird was a disc jockey on WTBF-AM 970/FM 94.7 in Troy, and from 2006-2010, he was employed by Bluewater Broadcasting in Montgomery as a talk show host and producer on WACV-AM 1170 and FM "News Talk" 93.1, working with Montgomery radio legends such as Don Markwell, Greg Budell, and Susan Woody. Mr. Bird also worked at Super Foods in Tallassee from 2008-2017. Beginning in June 2011, Mr. Bird began working at WACQ-AM 580 / FM 101.1 in Tallassee, where he co-hosts "The Saturday Morning Show" with Scott Adcock. 

Mr. Bird is married to professional musician and New Orleans native Sena Thibodeaux Bird, and is a father of seven.  His oldest daughter, Michaela, is a senior at Troy University studying musical theater. Miriam is a Senior at THS and currently serving as Vice President of the Chorus and Chaplain for the Band, Abbey is in 10th grade at THS; Danielle is in 8th grade at SMS, Gregory is in 6th grade at SMS and Lydia is in 4th grade at TES.  Norah Grace is four years old. 

The Birds are members of St. Vincent de Paul Church in Tallassee.

 

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