Michael D. Blostein
Michael D. Blostein is a well-respected tubist, educator, conductor, and composer. His compositions have been widely performed by schools, college ensembles, community performances, and solo artists. He is an educator in the Averill Park School District and maintains a healthy orchestra and band program within the district; he also maintains a private low brass studio, and is an active tuba and bass trombone player.His education includes a Bachelor's degree in Music Education from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam, where he studied tuba with Peter Popeil and composition with David Heinick, Andrew Simpson, and Arthur Frackenpohl; and a Masters degree in Musical Composition from the University of Arizona, where he studied composition with Dan Asia, counterpoint with Pamela Decker, tuba with Hank Feldman and Cherry Beauregard, and conducting with Gregg Hanson. Further studies have been undertaken at Villanova University (through the University of the Arts), as well as The Juilliard School.Mr. Blostein is a brass and string adjudicator, as well as an active member of NYSSMA (the New York State School Music Association). With degrees in music education and composition, experience in a multitude of styles and genres, and a reputation for high quality work and results, he has worked with musicians from all walks of life and at all levels. In addition, he has been included as a contributing writer in the All-Music Guide, as well as in the All-Music Guide to Classical Music. He has also been listed in the Who's Who in America.