Michael Baldwin (b. 1989; Dayton, OH) holds degrees from Bowling Green State University (BA) and The University of Huddersfield (MA). Composers he has studied with include Burton Beerman, Aaron Cassidy, Franklin Cox, Christopher Dietz, Mikel Kuehn, Liza Lim, Andrea Reinkemeyer, and Marilyn Shrude. He has also studied in masterclasses with composers Keith Fitch, Christopher Fox, Michael Pisaro, and Trond Reinholdsten. Recent musical concerns include: ephemerality/the materiality of scores, notational/performative (in)stabilities, awkwardness, banality, and a questioning of the role/appropriateness of authorship.
Michael’s music has been read by the Chicago-based ensemble dal niente and the Bowling Green State University Philharmonia. Michael also enjoys collaborating with performers and has written numerous works for solo instruments and chamber ensembles. Performers of his works include Nina Assimakopoulos, Amanda DeBoer Bartlett, Franklin Cox, Jacqueline Leclair, Marlayna Maynard, Richard Haynes, Paul Hübner, Stephen Menotti and many others.
Michael is currently attending The University of Huddersfield, where his is pursuing a PhD in music composition. His primary instructor is Aaron Cassidy.