Michael Wilder serves as Professor of Music and Dean of the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music and Division of Arts and Communication. He previously served as Chair of Fine Arts at Friends University in Wichita, Kansas, and as Professor of Music and Chair of the Division of Performing Arts at Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas. Wilder performed for many years as a member of the Wichita Symphony Orchestra and is currently a member of the chamber orchestra, Camerata Chicago. In November 2021, he was elected President of the National Association of Schools of Music. Michael and his wife, Joyce Anne, are the grateful parents of 11 children, whom they homeschooled, and grandparents to 11 grandchildren.