Distinctive Tonal Music Inspired by Magical Places


Michael Mauldin


I'm a composer and music teacher. I moved to New Mexico in 1971 for the "space, light and timelessness" and wrote music, raised a family, directed the Albuquerque Boy Choir and taught piano, voice and composition. Semi-retired, I still teach in Albuquerque and at my composing and teaching retreat in Northern New Mexico.  My catalog (http://mikemauldin.com/index.php/compositions) contains over 90 works, for students and professionals, from chamber music, orchestral and choral music, to pieces for harp, organ, guitar and piano. My music is tonal and accessible, yet distinctive and memorable. It often portrays the power and magic of the rugged beauty and ancient cultures of my adopted state of New Mexico. I was recognized in 1980 as the USA Composer of the Year by the Music Teachers National Association for "Voices from Chaco: Concertino for Piano and Woodwind Quintet." In 1985, "Fajada Butte" was performed in the Kennedy Center by the National Repertory Orchestra for the 20th anniversary of the National Endowment for the Arts.  Motto: Create without owning, give without expecting, guide without forcing.