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JOSHUA MICHAL

jmichal@music.umass.edu
Fine Arts Center, Room 161
413-545-7735
Horn studio website

HORN; ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

A native of Ohio, Josh Michal performs regularly with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. He plays 4th horn with the Springfield (Ohio) Symphony Orchestra and 2nd horn with the Lancaster Music Festival.

Josh Michal
He has toured with the Boston Brass and has recently performed with the Charleston Symphony, Columbus Symphony, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Chicago Brass Ensemble and the Breckenridge Music Festival.  Josh can be heard on the Resound Label with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Bernard Haitink performing Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 and on the Analekta label with L’Orchestre de la Francophonie Canadienne as solo horn for Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4. From 2007-09, Mr. Michal was a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and was actively involved in music outreach efforts within the city of Chicago through programs such as MusicCorps and the Merit School of Music.

Mr. Michal received his degrees from Indiana University (B.M.), Northwestern University (M.M.), and The Ohio State University (D.M.A.). He completed additional studies at Bowling Green State University and the IES Institute in Vienna, Austria. His principal teachers include Rosemary Williams, Michael Hatfield, Michael Höltzel, Richard Seraphinoff, Jeff Nelsen, Volker Altmann, Gail Williams, Liz Freimuth, and Bruce Henniss.  Mr. Michal is very excited to join the faculty of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of Music in the fall of 2014. Also joining him on this new adventure will be his violinist wife, their lovable white schnauzer and bipolar cat.  Josh’s non-musical passions include gourmet cooking and cycling. He is also an avid yet mediocre disc golfer.

Appointed 2014

Dance Department