About

Michael Calabris (b. 1984) is a Northeast Ohio-based composer and keyboardist. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Music from the University of Akron and his Master of Music degrees (Composition, Organ Performance, and Harpsichord Performance) from Cleveland State University. His primary composition teachers included Sebastian Birch, Daniel McCarthy, Gregory D’Alessio, and Andrew Rindfleisch. At Cleveland State University Michael studied organ performance with international concert organist, Todd Wilson, and harpsichord performance with Joela Jones Weiss, principal keyboardist for The Cleveland Orchestra.

Michael’s compositions have been performed and recorded internationally. His works have been premiered by ensembles such as the Cleveland Chamber Choir and by prominent concert organists, including Carson Cooman, James Flores, and Vidas Pinkevičius.

A lifelong resident of Northeastern Ohio, Michael serves as a organist at Dueber United Methodist Church, in addition to working as a freelance keyboardist.

Michael is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) and the American Guild of Organists.