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Michelle Jaluvka
Michelle Jaluvka

Michelle Jaluvka

Adjunct, Division of Music


Michelle Jaluvka serves as Adjunct Instructor of Clarinet at Oklahoma Baptist University where she teaches applied clarinet lessons to music majors and elective students. She is simultaneously pursuing her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Oklahoma where she serves as a graduate teaching assistant for the clarinet studio. She is a member of the Xena Duo, a clarinet duo comprised of Ms. Jaluvka and Ms. Jenna Eschner. The duo was selected to perform at the American Single Reed Summit in 2022 and was selected by peer review to perform at the International Music by Women Festival in 2023. In addition to her chamber music involvement, Ms. Jaluvka is an avid solo performer. She was a finalist in the University of Oklahoma Concerto Competition in 2021 and a semi-finalist in the competition in 2023. She also performed as a featured faculty artist with OBU’s Symphonic Winds in 2022. In addition to her collegiate teaching, Ms. Jaluvka has a private studio of middle school and high school students in the Norman area.

Ms. Jaluvka is working toward her D.M.A. in Clarinet Performance at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, O.K. studying with Dr. Suzanne Tirk. Prior to this course of study, she completed a dual master’s program at the University of Oklahoma in 2023 where she received a Master of Music degree in Clarinet Performance and a Master of Music degree in Musicology, as well as a Graduate Certificate in Women and Gender Studies. Ms. Jaluvka received her Bachelor of Music degree in Clarinet Performance from Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C. where she was a member of the honors college and graduated summa cum laude. At Appalachian State, she studied with Dr. Andrea Cheeseman and Dr. Soo Goh.


  • B.M., Clarinet Performance, Appalachian State University (2020)
  • M.M., Clarinet Performance, University of Oklahoma (2023)
  • M.M., Musicology, University of Oklahoma (2023)
  • Graduate Certificate in Women & Gender Studies, University of Oklahoma (2023)

Subjects Taught

  • Applied Clarinet

Selected Publications

  • Master's Thesis: "Prima Donna Culture and the Tulsa Opera, 1954—1968" (2023)