Location: California, USA
I am a composer and teacher in Oakland, California. I studied composition with Conrad Susa at the San Francisco Conservatory and previously with János Vajda at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest, Hungary. My complete bio is here: http://www.MichaelKaulkin.com/bio
I am also the founder of Swirly Music, a web site offering a new music distribution model for self-published composers wishing to make their work available in print for purchase online.
Short a cappella Choral Works: (please follow the links for details and audio excerpts)
Tumbalalayka (2015) -- an SATB arrangement of the popular Yiddish folksong
Roll the Tide (2011) (an excerpt from Waiting...)
Are Friends Delight or Pain (1996) (an excerpt from Cycle of Friends)
Ducks in the Garden (1991, rev. 2012)
Longer Choral Works
WAITING... (2012) for SATB chorus, string quartet and piano
CYCLE OF FRIENDS (1996) for soprano, chorus and chamber orchestra
MOST THIS AMAZING (1999) for SATB chorus, two pianos and percussion
I teach at the San Francisco Conservatory, the Crowden School in Berkeley and previously served as Artist in Residence at the San Francisco School of the Arts (SOTA). I have previously served on the Kodály Summer Institute faculty at Holy Names University, and also offer private lessons in sight reading, theory and composition.