Michael Mikulka

Michael Mikulka’s music has been performed by members of the New York Philharmonic, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, and New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, by founding members of the Canadian Brass and the Kronos Quartet, and by performance faculty at universities across the country and abroad. Over 30 of Michael’s pieces have been selected as a winner or finalist in composition contests.

Michael is a horn player: he plays with local new music ensembles such as Density 512 and Lab Orchestra, and he frequently performs solo and chamber compositions by living composers. This October he premiered David Carlton Adams’ “Concerto for Horn and Chamber Orchestra”, a 40 minute concerto with extensive use of multiphonics and microtones. Michael’s method book, “A Practical Method for Horn Multiphonics”, has been widely hailed by by new music experts and brass pedagogues.

Michael received his DMA in Composition from the University of Texas in 2015, his MM in Composition from Central Michigan University in 2010, and his BM in Music Education from Rutgers University in 2008.

  • Michael Mikulka’s music has been performed by members of the New York Philharmonic, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, and New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, by founding members of the Canadian Brass and the Kronos Quartet, and by performance faculty at universities across the country and abroad. Over 30 of Michael’s pieces have been selected as a winner or finalist in composition contests.

    Michael is a horn player: he plays with local new music ensembles such as Density 512 and Lab Orchestra, and he frequently performs solo and chamber compositions by living composers. This October he premiered David Carlton Adams’ “Concerto for Horn and Chamber Orchestra”, a 40 minute concerto with extensive use of multiphonics and microtones. Michael’s method book, “A Practical Method for Horn Multiphonics”, has been widely hailed by by new music experts and brass pedagogues.

    Michael received his DMA in Composition from the University of Texas in 2015, his MM in Composition from Central Michigan University in 2010, and his BM in Music Education from Rutgers University in 2008.