Micaela is a classically trained vocalist, musician, performing arts educator, music director, and theatre-maker. Helping others cultivate their passion in music and the performing arts is her greatest joy.
Starting her musical journey in the fourth grade, Micaela played on the clarinet and later tenor saxophone. She continued in band programs throughout her time as a student in the public school system. Micaela later attended North Carolina A&T State University, where she studied music education with a classical voice concentration. She is fully licensed in K-12 General Music and has spent the last six years teaching in NC public schools, where she spearheaded the creation of two choral music programs.
Micaela fostered the development of these programs by empowering students to take autonomy of their artistry, creating a student-led e-board to facilitate leadership, encouraging school-wide collaboration, expanding resources and partnerships within the community, and using culturally relevant pedagogy as the basis of her teachings.
Micaela is currently pursuing her Master of Arts in Arts Administration at Winthrop University. As an Arts Leader, it is her hope to diversify arts management and create equitable spaces for artists of color.