Michael J Vince is a composer, performer, and eclectic arts fanatic currently residing in New York City. To date, he has composed works for chamber ensembles, chorus, orchestra, voice, and short film. Michael has had the privilege of writing for several ensembles of varied instrumentation, such as the NYU Woodwinds and Percussion programs, members of the Fifth House Ensemble with Just Duet, the JACK Quartet, Pie for Two, and the NYU Madrigal Singers. Outside of New York, his works have traveled to Ohio, Wisconsin, Illinois, Atlanta, and Cortona, Italy. In addition, his recent work for double reed quartet, Waterworks, has the honor of being published and distributed by TrevoCo-Varner Music.
Michael currently produces the annual Live 45 Series, which is a yearly collection of concerts that promotes different composers/ensembles in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. Combining two of his favorite things, each event features freshly crafted music and coffee. Michael is also the Co-Artistic Director of Loud Box NYC, a group dedicated to mixing music with contemporary themes, whether it is pop culture or current politics. The aim of the group is to find art in unexpected places and bring it to a diverse audience.
Michael earned his Master of Music degree in Theory and Music Composition from New York University in 2015. He joined the studios of Herschel Garfein and Joan La Barbara, as well as studied with composers Julia Wolfe and Justin Dello Joio. In 2010, Michael enrolled as a non-degree-seeking student at Columbia College in Chicago, IL, taking courses under the tutelage of Marcos Balter, Doug Lofstrom, Ilya Levinson, and Kenn Kumpf. He previously acquired his Bachelor of Music degree in Voice Performance in 2008 at The University of Mount Union (formerly Mount Union College) in Alliance, Ohio, exploring composition independently with James Perone.
Michael also enjoys singing in various choruses, such as the Litha Orchestra Chorus and New York Festival Singers, and continues to seek out new artistic collaborations with fellow musicians and peers.