Michael J. Vince is a composer, performer, and eclectic music fanatic currently residing in New York City. To date, he has composed works for instrumental ensembles, chorus, short film, and voice. His most recent undertakings include collaborating with David Jackson of Big-Little Comedy on a new musical and producing the Live 45 Concert Series.
Michael’s compositions have frequently explored dramatic topics, whether through direct theatrical productions or programmatic instrumental works. A main focus in his writing has also been to incorporate lyrical expression through contemporary score notation. His Atomic Quartet, a piece that uses graphics to encourage musical interaction among the performers, was premiered by the JACK Quartet in the spring of 2014. In contrast, his Sonata for ‘Cello in C Minor follows a more traditional approach to writing for solo instrument while still incorporating contemporary aesthetics. ‘Cellist Luis Mercado premiered this work at Spectrum NYC in February 2015.
Michael recently earned his Master of Music degree in Theory and Music Composition from New York University, studying with composers Herschel Garfein and Joan La Barbara. In 2012, Michael completed the undergraduate composition sequence as a student-at-large at Columbia College in Chicago, Illinois. In addition, he previously acquired his Bachelor of Music degree in Voice Performance at The University of Mount Union (formerly Mount Union College) in Alliance, Ohio, studying composition and theory independently with Dr. James Perone.
During his time in New York City, Michael has enjoyed his studies and artistic experiences. He continuously seeks out new challenges and opportunities to collaborate with fellow musicians and peers.
For more information about Michael, check out his website.
Michael Vince – Stereoscopic
for clarinet, percussion, saxophone, viola, cello