Michael D. Blostein is a well-respected composer, conductor and educator, having taught orchestra, band, jazz ensemble and classroom music in upstate New York for the majority of his career. Additionally, he directs a community orchestra, freelances as a low brass performer, and guest conducts in a wide variety of venues. Mr. Blostein also retains an active private studio. His education includes a Bachelor's degree in Music Education from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam, and a Master's degree in Composition from the University of Arizona. Further studies have been undertaken at Villanova University (through the University of the Arts), UMass Amherst and The Juilliard School.