About

Michael Calabris (b. 1984) is a Northeast Ohio-based composer and organist.

Michael’s compositional catalog includes concert music, liturgical music, scores for Silent Era films, and instrumental works in popular styles.

Michael has released over thirty albums of his music. Among the notable recordings featured on his albums are performances of his works by Carson Cooman, James Flores, Francis Knights, Vidas Pinkevičius, the Harvard University Choir with organist, David von Behren, the Cleveland Chamber Choir, and the Australia-based vocal ensemble, Swell Vox.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music from the University of Akron, and Master of Music degrees (Music Composition, Organ Performance, and Harpsichord Performance) from Cleveland State University. Michael’s primary composition studies were with Sebastian Birch, Daniel McCarthy, Gregory D’Alessio, and Andrew Rindfleisch. At Cleveland State University, Michael studied organ performance with renowned concert organist, Todd Wilson, and harpsichord performance with Joela Jones Weiss, principal keyboardist for The Cleveland Orchestra.

Michael lives near Canton Ohio, where he serves as organist at Dueber United Methodist Church. In addition to his work as a liturgical organist, Michael works as a freelance organist and pianist, and is the official musician of several local fraternal organizations.