Michael Zbyszynski

playing at David Wessel's Birthday
Music Composition and Pedagogy

Michael Ferriell Zbyszynski is a composer, sound artist, performer, and teacher in the field of contemporary electroacoustic music. He was Assistant Director of Music Composition and Pedagogy at CNMAT from 2006 to 2009. Playing flute, saxophones, clarinet, Yamaha WX-7, live electronics, or things made from coffee cans and PVC, he has appeared with Roscoe Mitchell, Myra Melford, the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra, the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, at the Other Minds Festival, the Oregon Bach Festival, the Getty Center, and the Montréal Jazz Festival, and is looking forward to a residency at the Montalvo Arts Center. He holds a PhD in composition from the University of California, Berkeley and studied at the Academy of Music in Cracow, Poland, on a Fulbright Grant. He has taught at the Universities of California Berkeley and Irvine, Berklee College of Music, and Northeastern University, and can be heard on the ARTSHIP recording label.