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Michael Colquhoun

Michael Colquhoun

Born: U.S.

Composer/flutist Michael Colquhoun was active as a solo recitalist, as a teacher and composer, and as Adjunct Professor of Music at Canisius College. He earned his Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo where he studied with Robert Dick, Morton Feldman, Lejaren Hiller, and Leo Smit.

Michael Colquhoun's works have been published by McGinnis and Marx Music Publishers, and performed by Los Caribes, the New Music Consort, the Talking Drums, the New Jazz Orchestra of Buffalo, the Schanzer/Speach Duo, the Buried Treasures Ensemble, the East Buffalo Media Association, and the Maelström Percussion Ensemble. Colquhoun's compositions draw upon both the classical and jazz traditions, and often involve a mixture of composed and improvised elements working together to produce a coherent whole.

Colquhoun's recodings include the solo CD Jar of Stones and a self titled CD from Los Caribes. He has received commissions from the New York State Council on the Arts, Meet the Composer, the National Flute Association, and the Buffalo Public Schools.

His compositions have been performed at numerous venues in Western New York and Western Europe, and at concerts in New York City, Boston, San Diego, Cleveland, Oakland, Kansas City, Toronto, Montreal, Sao Paulo, Ghent, Prague, and Seoul. Selected compositions have also been broadcast on WEBR-AM, WBFO-FM, WHLD-AM and WNED-FM. The jazz ensemble pieces have been in continual performance by Buffalo, Boston, Miami and New York City jazz ensembles. [1]

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[1] Profile text adapted from Michael Colquhoun, "Biographical Statement," [Accessed 03/28/2014)