TITLE: Director of Performing Arts Grants
FOCUS AREAS: Theater, classical music
CONTACT: 773-628-6980; michael.@pmangellfamfound.org
PROFILE: Mike Angell has been the director of performing arts grants since the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation was established in 2011. He was previously the president and founder of the Birmingham Art Music Alliance for 13 years. His educational background is in music composition and trumpet performance.
His Society of Composers bio shares:
Mike Angell is a freelance composer and voice actor based in the Washington, DC area. He has written works in a wide variety of genres, including acoustic instruments, electro-acoustic music, and combinations of the two. They have been performed at many and varied concert series, festivals, and conferences throughout the US and abroad; including Society of Composers, SEAMUS, Bowling Green New Music Festival, the Aspen Music Festival, The International Computer Music Festival, Artburst concert series, and the Birmingham Art Music Alliance.
Mike has received awards from the International Trumpet Guild, the Hultgren Cello Biennial, ASCAP, and Oberlin College. He has also received an Arts Fellowship from the Alabama State Council on the Arts.
Mike received his training at the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music (BM, 1986), and the University of Michigan (MM, 1989; and DMA 1993). He has studied with William Albright, William Bolcom, Walter Aschaffenburg, George Balch Wilson, Robert Lombardo, and Donald Erb.
Mike's music is published by TUBA Press, ITA Press, and Angell Edition. Recordings can be found on the following labels: Centaur, Living Music, Marks, and SCI Performer's Recording series.
Prior to moving to DC in 2008, Mike spent fourteen years (1994-2008) on the faculty of the Music Department of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He taught classic in composition, theory, aural skills, computer music, and was founder and director of the Computer Music Ensemble.
Mike also co-founded the Birmingham Art Music Alliance in 1994-5. He served as that group's initial president, and subsequently in the capacities of Vice President for Membership, Treasurer, and Director of Development. Also in the service realm, Mike has served on the board of directors of SEAMUS (the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States) and the Birmingham Artburst Series.
You can listen to some of Mike’s compositions and read about what he’s up to now on the Society of Composers website.