C o m p o s e r

     Characterized by contrapuntal craftsmanship, structural clarity, and lush textures, Michael Delfín’s music explores the relationship between faith and being human. His output includes music for piano solo, piano and orchestra, chamber ensemble, and vocal ensemble, and he counts as his influences the vast Western classical traditions, orchestral films scores, and contemporary church improvisation.

     Michael’s works have seen performances at successive MTAC Conventions and at the Peabody Conservatory and Cincinnati College-Conservatory. His Ballade No. 2 “The Journey” was selected as a finalist in the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composers Awards. Michael is a former member of both the Young Composers Guild and Young Artist Guild of the Music Teacher’s Association of California, marking only the third time in its history that the MTAC has awarded joint membership. Upon graduating from the Peabody Conservatory, he was awarded the Azalia H. Thomas Prize in Theory.

     Michael began composing music at the same time he began taking piano lessons. He pursued formal instruction with Judah Adashi at the Peabody Conservatory and has continued studies with Michael Lanci and Brian Nabors at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory. His work has been presented in master classes for Chen Yi, David Rakowski, and Féderico Garcia-De Castro.

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