Michael Oberhauser's music has been performed at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, on the Kojo Nnamdi show on WAMU 88.5, by the Silver Finch Arts Collective, by Opera Alterna, by the Ohio Northern University Symphony Orchestra, the Ohio Northern University Singers, and the opera department at the Catholic University of America. Notable commissions include pieces for the University of Maryland Opera Studio and Christian Youth Theater in Chicago. Michael is a composer from Maumee, Ohio. After receiving his Bachelor of Music degree in composition from Ohio Northern University, where he studied with MJ Zank, he moved to Washington, DC to attend the Catholic University of America. He studied there for his Masters degree in Music Composition with a Stage emphasis with Andrew Earle Simpson. In May 2015 he received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Maryland. He studied there with Lawrence Moss and Mark E. Wilson. Michael is also a frequent music director and occasional performer.
Michael's music is typically tonal, and he loves to work with voices. His favorite composers include Britten, Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Sondheim, Stravinsky, and Vaughan-Williams.
Michael also loves to collaborate! Please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss ideas.
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Current/Upcoming Projects and Performances:
Getting ready for the school year! I'll be teaching, as adjunct faculty, at both the University of Maryland and the Catholic University of America.
Recent Projects and Performances:
Once Upon a Bedtime - 7-24 July, 2016 - Sprenger Theater, Atlas Performing Arts Center, Washington, DC
Music Directed/Produced a children's opera with Silver Finch Arts Collective. The piece included The Goose Girl, by Thomas Pasatieri, along with new framing material with music by me and text by Shannon Berry.
Another Country - 12 February, 2016 - Joseph & Alma Gildenhorn Recital Hall, the University of Maryland, College Park
This one-act chamber opera was commissioned by the Maryland Opera Studio for their yearly New Works Reading.
Libretto by Shannon Berry.
Opera on Tap DC's New Works Fest 2015 - Sunday, November 15, 2015 3:30 pm - The Pinch, Washington, DC
Selections from Lear, A Fire in Water, and The Name on the Door, along with new works by other composers
Lear, my dissertation opera, was read in concert on Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 8:00pm at the University of Maryland.
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