Dr. Michelle Kiec, Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Kutztown University, balances a career as a clarinetist and administrator. She has performed with the Harrisburg Symphony, West Virginia Symphony, Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, Opera Lancaster, Aspen Music Festival, and Breckenridge Music Festival. Dr. Kiec is a frequent conference presenter in the areas of curriculum development, enrollment management, program building, student success, and assessment. She earned master’s and doctoral degrees in clarinet performance at Peabody Conservatory of Music of The Johns Hopkins University. She holds bachelor’s degrees in saxophone performance and German from the State University of New York at Buffalo.