Mike Walag

Title: Accompanist
Dept.: Music

Mr. Walag taught choral music in the Des Moines Public Schools, including McCombs Middle School, Roosevelt High School and Lincoln High School.

Educational Background

  • Bachelor - Music Education, Drake University, 1973
  • Master of Fine Arts, Truman State University, 1981

GV Start Date

  • August 2015

Areas of Expertise

  • Staff Accompanist (vocal lessons)


  • WHO Golden Apple Award, 2012

Personal Interests

  • Piano
  • Organ
  • Running
  • Biking
  • Reading
  • Travel

Questions & Answers

What makes Grand View unique among other universities?
The personal connection I see between faculty, staff, and students. 
What is your favorite part about working at Grand View?
After teaching middle school and high school for my whole teaching career, I am really enjoying the maturity level of working with college students.
J. Michael Walag