Michaela Bateman is in her sixth and final year of studies at The University of New Mexico as both a Vocal Performance and Music Education major. She recently completed her student teaching at Rio Rancho High School and is currently teaching at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary. 

An Albuquerque native, Bateman has graduate school, performing and public school choir teaching aspirations. She has performed in the chorus and as a soloist with many UNM ensembles including Concert Choir, University Chorus, Las Cantantes, Dolce Suono, Chamber Singers and Opera Theater.

An active theater performer, Bateman has performed previously with MTS, The Box, Play Conservatory, Landmark Musicals and ALT, where she was last seen in West Side Story as Maria. When not at school, she interns with St. John's United Methodist Church Music Ministries working with the NewSound, Sonrise, and Chancel choirs.

Bateman is so incredibly thankful to her colleagues, professors, and friends who provided her with opportunities to succeed and grow in her musical journey.