Michael Mauldin Resume
| Born in Texas in 1947, Michael Mauldin moved to New Mexico in 1971 for "the light, the space, and the timelessness." He completed a Master Degree in composition, opened a music school, raised a family and wrote music. The Music Teachers National Association recognized him in 1980 as the national "Composer of the Year." In 1985, his "Fajada Butte" was performed in Kennedy Center by the National Repertory Orchestra for the 20th anniversary of the National Endowment for the Arts. He teaches piano, voice, orchestration and composition in Albuquerque and at his composing and teaching retreat near Cuba, New Mexico.
Mauldin's catalog contains over 90 works, for students and professionals, from chamber music, orchestral and choral music, to pieces for harp, organ, guitar and piano. His music is tonal and accessible, yet distinctive and memorable. It often portrays the power and magic of the rugged beauty and vanished cultures of his adopted state of New Mexico.
He produced four compact discs of his music, available from CDBaby.com or his website, http://www.mmauldin.com. Eleven of his works have been included on compact discs produced by Opus One and on the Masterworks of the New Era series by ERM Media, and one on Albany Records. His works are published by Neil A. Kjos Music Company, Trigram Music, Dorn Publications, Santa Barbara Music Publishing and M. Mauldin.
Mauldin served for seven years as Musical Director of the Albuquerque Boy Choir (of which his sons, Kendall and Kevin, are alumni), which grew during his tenure to three choirs, 85 boys between the ages of 7 and 17, who tour, record and proceed through a rigorous musicianship program. He has been an outspoken advocate for the rights of children, holding that discipline is more than repression, and that society is repaid when children and young people are treated with respect, participating in important decisions regarding their own minds, bodies and spirits.
"Full of space and spirit." ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL
"Characteristic and grateful instrumental writing." SANTA FE REPORTER
"Intriguingly new and overwhelmingly beautiful." NEW MEXICAN
"Wholly convincing tonal pictures." SANTA FE REPORTER
"An evocation of place in a more modern idiom." RECORDS INTERNATIONAL
"Full of beauty and charm." AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE
"Attractive, contemporary-sounding, yet manageable pieces." AMERICAN MUSIC TEACHER
Updated: April 30, 2008
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