Catherine McMichael , pianist, is a composer, performer, arranger and publisher of a
wide variety of music. Teaching, performing and composing comprise her professional
music life in Saginaw, MI. Her degrees from the University of Michigan are in piano
performance and chamber music. Her compositions are represented by five publishers
and are performed world-wide by orchestras, bands, choirs, handbells, and chamber
ensembles of all types, performed by professional touring artists, college students, avid
amateurs and young musicians.
In the past several years her commissioned compositions have been for such varied
ensembles as the University of Wisconsin River Falls percussion quartet, trombone
quartet and tenor; Flint Institute of Music Dort and Honors String Quartets, Seraph
Brass Quintet, Capital Area (Albany, NY) Flute Club, Bijou Theatre Orchestra, River
Raisin Ragtime Orchestra, Midland (MI) Community Orchestra, Bay View Week of
Handbells (104 high caliber ringers), pipe organ, tenor voice, piano and violin,
harpsichord duo, tenor saxophone and piano, mixed ensemble of oboes, violin, bassoon,
piano, voice and solo handbells, West Michigan New Horizons Band, in addition to
numerous arrangements for piano, strings, brass, bells and voice.
Cortege and Litany, for trombone quartet, percussion quartet and tenor. University of Wisconsin, River Falls, premiere April 2018.