Michael Schelle

Schelle is a frequent guest composer at colleges and new music festivals across the country, including recent extended residencies and "All Schelle " concerts at Washington State, University of Southern California, Louisiana State, Illinois Wesleyan, University of Kansas, Sam Houston State, Kent State, Capital, Millikin, Bowdoin College (Maine), University of Massachusetts, and Saint Mary's College. He has been composer in residence at the Spoleto LEA Festival (Charleston, SC), the Wolf Trap Center for the Performing Arts (VA) and twice at the MacDowell Artists Colony (NH). His degrees are from Villanova University (theatre), Butler, the Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford (CT), and a PhD from the University of Minnesota. His teachers have included Arnold Franchetti, Dominick Argento, and Aaron Copland. His works are published by MMB Music (St. Louis), European American Music, Indiana University Press, Moon of Hope Press (choral), and American Composers Edition. During the summers of 1994 - 1999, Schelle lived in the Los Angeles area working with his alter-ego 'part-time' creative passion - movie music- composing/'ghost-writing' on numerous incredibly low-budget B-film scores including Bikini Prison, and G-Men from Hell. Schelle's 450-page film music book, The Score (Silman-James Press, Los Angeles) released internationally in October 1999.

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