Miss Michalenko has been teaching 5th through 12th grade orchestra for the Jamestown Public School system for 22 years. She is a graduate of Minot State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education. Miss Michalenko plays string bass in the Minot Symphony Orchestra and Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra. She is also a String Bass instructor at International Music Camp. Miss Michalenko has also been a judge for string solo and ensemble competitions throughout the state. Miss Michalenko is an active member of the North Dakota String Teachers Association and was named the NDSTA Educator of the year in 2008. She has also played with her family performing group, “The Michalenkos”, since she was in junior high.
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