Mr. Michalek serves as Assistant Director of the South Central Nebraska Children's Chorale, in residence at Hastings College, where he teaches courses in Elementary Music Education. A Hastings native, Tom has twenty years of experience teaching music at all levels, currently in the Hastings Public Schools and at Hastings College. A recognized authority in his field, he conducts teacher training sessions and courses throughout the Midwest and is active in both the Organization of American Kodaly Educators and the Great Plains Orff Chapter. For ten years, Tom conducted two choirs of the Nebraska Children's Chorale in Omaha. He is currently the Director of Children's Choirs at First United Methodist Church in Hastings.