Dr. Mapp joined the Music Faculty at NMSU on July 1, 2017. He comes to NMSU from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas where he has served as Director of Bands since 2013. He has also served as the conductor for the Kansas City Civc Orchestra and as Guest Conductor for the Medical Arts Symphony of Kansas City.
Bands under his direction have performed at numerous state, regional, and national conferences and venues, including the Kansas Music Educators Association (KMEA) state convention and the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) national convention.
He has been an invited presenter on multiple occasions for the KMEA state convention and for CBDNA at the regional and national conventions.
He has served as the College Faculty Representative for the Kansas Bandmasters Association and the Kansas State Chair for the National Band Association.
Michael holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Wind Conducting from the University of Kansas, a Master of Music in Instrumental Conducting from Wichita State University, and a Bachelor of Music Education from New Mexico State University where he was an Honors Graduate and a Crimson Scholar.