Oakland composer Michael Kaulkin’s choral, orchestral and chamber music has been performed around the world. In the Bay Area, his works have been performed by the Oakland East Bay Symphony, San Francisco Choral Artists, Pacific Mozart Ensemble, Mission Chamber Orchestra, LIEDER ALIVE! among others.
A native of Washington, D.C., he holds a Master of Music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he studied composition with Conrad Susa after a previous 3-year period studying composition and choral conducting at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary. In addition to composing, he juggles positions as Assistant Music Director of San Francisco’s Calling All Choir and on the Musicianship and Composition faculty of the San Francisco Conservatory’s Pre-College Division.
Kaulkin is also the founder of Swirly Music, providing self-publishing composers with an online storefront for their works in print.