Michael Kaulkin

Audio Excerpts
City Walks 
for string quartet

American Standard 
for clarinet and piano

Cycle of Friends 
for soprano, chorus and orchestra (excerpt)
Michael Kaulkin is a composer of orchestral, choral, and chamber works, as well as music for theater and film. He is currently on the musicianship and composition faculties of the San Francisco Conservatory’s Prep Division and Berkeley's Crowden School, and he maintains a private teaching studio in Oakland.

A native of Washington, D.C., Michael Kaulkin earned his Bachelor of Music degree at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where he studied with Joseph Castaldo. He went on to further study at Liszt Academy in Budapest, Hungary, where he remained for three years, studying composition with János Vajda and choral conducting with István Párkai. After returning from Budapest, he studied composition with Conrad Susa at the San Francisco Conservatory, where he received his Master of Music degree. Mr. Kaulkin’s most recent orchestral work Letter to Hungary was premiered in Budapest and subsequently performed by the Mission Chamber Orchestra in San Jose. Another composition, Misterium Tremendum, was performed by the Oakland East Bay Symphony in 2003. His clarinet/piano work American Standard is included on British label Clarinet Classics' 2007 release Time Pieces: 60 Years of American Music.

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