Michael Walsh is the Supervisor of the Multnomah Arts Center, a program of Portland Parks & Recreation that provides a wide variety of visual performing arts instruction to the greater Portland community. He previously served as the Associate Director of the Community Music Center in Southeast Portland. He graduated from the City of Portland’s Cooperative Leadership Institute as well as the Regional Arts & Culture Council’sCultural Leadership Program.
He serves as chair of the NW Chapter of the National Guild for Community Arts Education. He has volunteered as a board member, president & executive committee member for Ethos Music Center, Inc., a nonprofit music program targeting underserved communities in Oregon, and the Creative Music Guild, an all-volunteer jazz presenting organization.
A graduate of the Residential College at the University of Michigan, he has continued his education through training from the Institute for Nonprofit Management at Portland State University and the Executive Directors Network through the Nonprofit Association of Oregon, an innovative non-profit supporting other non-profits through Oregon & SW Washington. He also graduated from the National Guilds’ Arts Management in Community Institutions intensive training program.
When possible, he enjoys improvising music and writing poetry.