The Music Of Catherine McMichael:  Concert Calendar

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  • Oct 21, 2018
    The Apostle, for organ and soprano

    Dr. James Kibbie performed this piece as part of a program highlighting the 30th anniversary of the installation of the organ at St. Pauls. Dr. William Jean Randall is the director of Music Ministries.
    St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Rochester Hills, MI
    Link to further information: St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Rochester Hills, MI

  • Sep 30, 2018
    The Apostle, for organ, soprano and optional trumpet (World Premiere)

    Commissioned by St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Dr. William Jean Randall, Director of Music Ministries, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the installation of the organ, and performed by the esteemed Dr. James Kibbie, head of the organ department at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theater and Dance.
    Hill Auditorium, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
    Link to further information: UofM Music Dept Organ Conference

  • Aug 16, 2018
    Celtic Queen, for handbells

    The annual Bay View Week of Handbells featured Celtic Queen at its final concert. 104 advanced ringers from around the country converge for a week to learn a full program of challenging handbell music.
    Hall Auditorium, Bay View, MI
    Link to further information: Week of Handbells

  • Aug 1, 2018
    A Man for A'That, for tenor voice, violin and piano
    Sealladh Allain (Beautiful Landscape) for organ.
    (Both World Premieres)

    Dr. Scott Hyslop commissioned both of these pieces expressly for this concert in Scotland. A Man For A' That is a 3 movement set based upon poetry of Scotland's national bard, Robert Burns.
    Sealladh Allain is a solo organ piece extolling the grandeur and beauty of the Scottish landscape.

    Haugh of Urr Parish Church, Scotland
    Link to further information: Dalbeattie & Kirkgunzeon Parish Church linked with Urr Parish Church

  • Jul 13, 2018
    Duality, for tenor saxophone and piano (World Premiere)

    Dr. Scott Sandberg commissioned this piece to augment the virtuoso solo repertoire for tenor saxophone. He was accompanied by pianist Matt Sebald. It was premiered at the World Saxophone Congress, held every three years in venues around the world.
    Stancic Hall, Academy of Music, University of Zagreb, Croatia

  • Jun 3, 2018
    Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus, for SATB, solo soprano, vocal quartet, organ and handbells. (World Premiere)

    This arrangement was written for the retirement celebration of Mr. Greg Largent, much-loved Minister of Music at First Presbyterian of Saginaw. Originally, this hymn was written by Rev. George Duffield in 1858, who was ALSO a Minister at First Presbyterian in Saginaw.
    First Presbyterian Church, Saginaw, MI
    Links to further information: 1st Presbyterian Church, Saginaw, MI

  • May 11, 2018

    Violin and cello accompany Catherine's piano students on all levels of repertoire.
    First United Methodist Church, Saginaw, MI
    Link to further information:

  • Apr 21, 2018
    Cortege and Litany, for percussion quartet, trombone quartet and tenor voice (World Premiere)

    A beautiful, haunting tribute to David Niebuhr, percussionist, commissioned by his three friends from college days at the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. Virtuoso marimba part. High tenor voice required (range to a high C).
    University of Wisconsin - River Falls, River Falls, WI
    Link to further information: YouTube

  • Mar 10, 2018
    Dog Chronicles

    A choral festival headed by the Carolyn Mawby Chorale, Mary Niewenhuis, conductor, Matthew Thomas, piano.
    St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, Grand Blanc, MI
    Link to further information: Carolyn Mawby Chorale

  • Jan 21, 2018
    A concert of music by Catherine McMichael, performed by the Musicalia Ensemble

    Iris Blanco Urgelles leads a troupe of musicians, whose core players are a piano trio. This concert featured works for voice, violin duo, piano trio, piano duet, clarinet and flute.
    St. Johns Presbyterian Church, West Chester, PA
    Link to further information: Musicalia Ensemble


  • Friday, April 21, 2017, 7pm
    Spring Concert
    Fri 7 PM CDT · Gloria Dei Lutheran Church of Kansas City, MO · Kansas City, MO Concert

  • Sunday, April 23, 2017 7pm
    Spring Concert
    North Oak Christian Church, Kansas City, MO

  • Saturday, April 29, 2017 9am
    Resonate 2017
    Overland Park Christian Church, Overland Park, KS

  • Saturday, April 29, 2017 7pm
    Resonate Closing Concert
    Overland Park Christian Church, Overland Park, KS

  • Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 7 pm
    Spirit of the Shannon
    Shannen McGinn will be performing Spirit of the Shannon, a one movement flute concerto with band, on Tuesday, May 2 at 7 pm, at Park Junior High School, 325 N. Park Rd., LaGrange Park, IL with the District 102 Concert Band. Contact Lisa Goethe-McGinn at for further information.

  • Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 3pm
    Catch a Falling Cherub
    World Premiere: The Capital Area Flute Club, based in Albany, NY is premiering "Catch a Falling Cherub", a one movement serenade celebrating their 20th anniversary, on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 3 PM at the First Presbyterian Church in Rensselaer NY. Contact Beth Devlin at for further information.

  • Sunday, June 18, 2017 7pm
    Handbell Concert in Hastings, NE
    First Presbyterian Church, Hastings, NE

  • Monday, June 19, 20177pm
    Handbell Concert in Cheyenne, WY
    Frontier United Methodist Church, Cheyenne, WY

  • Tuesday, June 20, 2017 7pm
    Handbell Concert in Denver area
    Tri-City Baptist Church, Westminster, CO

  • Thursday, June 22, 2017 7pm
    Handbell Concert in Hays, KS
    Hays First United Methodist Church, Hays, KS

  • Friday, June 23, 2017, 7pm
    Handbell Concert in Junction City, KS
    First Presbyterian, 113 W. 5th St., Junction City, KS 66441

  • Sunday, July 2nd, 2017 4:00 pm,
    River of Song
    River of Song, a three song set of pure Americana tunes for tenor voice, piano and violin, will premiere at Trinity Episcopal Church, Center and Grant, Bay City, Michigan on Sunday, July 2nd, 4:00 pm, in conjunction with the American Guild of Organists yearly patriotic concert. Scott Hyslop, tenor. For more information, please contact

  • Friday, July 21, 2017
    Friday Evening Faculty and Friends Concert (Various Works by Catherine)
    Friday, July 21, there will be a chamber concert featuring various works by Catherine at the "Friday Evening Faculty and Friends" concert, sponsored by the ACME (Arizona Chamber Music Experience) workshop, Lee Chivers, director, in Phoenix, Arizona, Central United Methodist Church, 1875 N. Central Ave, near McDowell Road. Works include Life in the Sun, Celtic Offering, Dog Chronicles, Finding Peace, On a Snowy Evening for horn and saxophone, Song of Ruth, Sword Dancer, and Ultimate Chopsticks! Catherine will be performing. Contact Lee Chivers at for more information.

  • Thursday, July 27th, 2017 8:00 p.m.
    World Premiere of Asteria
    Thursday, July 27th, 8:00 p.m., World Premiere of Asteria, 3 movement suite for brass quintet, performed by Seraph Brass, Mary Elizabeth Bowden, founder, at the Lieksa Brass Week festival. Catherine will be attending the concert. Link to further information:
    Lieksa Brass

  • Thursday, August 17th, 2017 8:00 p.m.
    Premiere of Tears
    Thursday, August 17th, 8:00, at the John Hall Auditorium in Bay View, Michigan, the Week of Handbells Festival will premiere "Tears", an arrangement for 110 bells of Rachmaninoff's Op. 5 Fantasy for Two Pianos. Catherine will be performing.
    Link to further information:
    Week of Handbells


  • Thursday, April 20 at 7:30PM
    Chrysalis, for flute choir, will be performed Thursday, April 20 at 7:30PM in the Neva Langley Fickling Recital Hall in the McCorkle Music Building,1329 Adams Street, Macon, GA 31207, by the Mercer University Flute Choir. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information please contact Kelly Via (770-935-1379) or the Mercer University Townsend School of Music (478-301-2748 or 478-301-5751). Rezound Handbell Ensemble of Kansas City, MO, is performing Odyssey on their spring concert tour and also for their workshop sessions.

  • March 25, 2016
    The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra will present their annual fundraising concert on 25 Mar 2017. The piece "Esperance" will be included in this fundraising concert – version for harp solo and string orchestra.

    Link to further information:
    Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra

    Esperance was also featured by the Ed W. Clark High School Orchestra at the Midwest Clinic, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016, 4:00 p.m. in Ballroom 375E at McCormick Place. Director Mr. Eric Maine.

  • Sunday, March 12, 4:00 p.m.
    Asteria Brass Quintet

    Seraph Brass, featuring Mary Bowden, trumpet, will premiere my Asteria brass quintet at a concert on Sunday, March 12, 4:00, at First Presbyterian Church, Naples, FL 250 6th Street. I don't know if there's an admission charge. Visit Seraph Brass's home page/Events for further information at

  • Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.
    Sapphire, for alto saxophone and piano, performed by Sarah Markham and Paul Turner. Sunday, Oct. 30, 3:00 p.m., Swindon Recital Series, Swindon Arts Center, Devizes Road, Swindon SN1 4BJ, (London) England.
    Link to further information:
    Swindon Recital Series

  • Sunday, February 28th, 2016 at 4pm
    Easter Morning (Premiere!)
    Sunday, Feb. 28th, St. Lorenz Lutheran Church, Frankenmuth, 4:00 p.m., a tribute concert honoring David Sievert on the occasion of his retirement. Premiere of a piece written in his honor: Easter Morning, to be performed by the Concert Band. Free will offering.

  • Wednesday, February 17th, 2016 at 7:30pm
    Realms of Vision
    Wednesday, February 17th, Henry Ford Estate, 4901, Evergreen, Dearborn, Michigan, 7:30 (doors open at 7:00), the Protea trio will perform Realms of Vision, for flute and piano. This is the Midwest Premiere of this piece, which was written for Dr. Lori, Shipley, professor of flute at Hampton University, Hampton, Virginia. The three movements of this piece are inspired by art pieces from the Hampton University Art Museum, which primary focus is African- and Native- American art. $15. Café seating, doors and dessert service begin at 7:00 p.m.


  • August 20, 2015
    Rondo alla Turca, by Mozart
    Arranged for 5-7 octaves of handbells by Catherine McMichael. This performance was the premiere, at the John Hall Auditorium in Bay View, Michigan at the Week of Handbells final concert on August 20, 2015. Carl Wiltse is the music director and conductor. Filmed and edited by Ric Pierpont, Pierpont Productions, Harbor Springs, Michigan. Sheet music is available for sale from Camellia Music. Contact

  • See video of Festival Flute Hill Country Sketches
    as performed by Ensemble Flautas Valencia on May 23, 2015
    at La Sala Rodrigo el Palau in Valencia, Spain

  • April 30, 2015
    Symphony of the Ages (Premiere Performance)
    April 30, 7:00, Oxford Fine Arts Center, Oxford High School, 745 N. Oxford Rd., Oxford, MI. Premiere performance of Symphony of the Ages, commissioned by the Oakland Youth Orchestra Association for their 40th anniversary. Zeljko Milicevic, Wendy Stuart, John Kennedy and Nick Karpinsky, conductors. Contact Joanne Walle for further information.

  • Tuesday, February 10, 2015
    Fusion Suite
    Fusion Suite will be performed by Saxophone Syncopators of Bratislava, Slovakia, at Kala Mandir, Tuesday, Feb. 10, 11:00 a.m.. Refer to for more information. (See associated image below:)

  • Saturday, February 7, 2015,
    Wednesday, February 11, 2015

    Mayflower Suite
    The young flute ensemble Flautastique, directed by Karoline Schaeferdiek, will perform the Mayflower Suite in a Youth Competition called "jugend musiziert" which takes place yearly. The 1st level of competition is regional and takes place on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 at "Landesmusikgymnasium Rheinland-Pfalz", 56410 Montabaur, Germany.
    The concert is also scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 11 at 6:00 p.m., same location.

  • January 27, 2015 at 7pm
    Mariko Suite
    The Mariko Suite for flute, soprano voice and piano will be performed at theFaculty Concert at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH at 7 p.m. Featuring Rebecca Jeffreys, flute, Molly Lozeau, piano, Sharon Baker, soprano.

  • January 4, 2015
    Fusion Suite
    Fusion Suite, to be performed January 4, 2015, in Bratislava, Slovakia. Ladislav Fanzowitz, baritone saxophone. Please contact Ladislav for more information at


  • Wednesday, November 19, 2014
    Sapphire, Woodland Serenade and Rondo, and Fusion Suite
    November 19, Catherine McMichael, piano, and Mr. Lynn Klock, saxophone, will present a recital at Schoolcraft College - 18600 Haggerty Road - Livonia, MI 48152 - P: 734-462-4400, featuring works written for Mr. Klock by Ms. McMichael, including Sapphire, Woodland Serenade and Rondo, and Fusion Suite. Go to for venue and ticket information.

  • Sunday, November 2nd, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.
    Stopping By Woods
    Dr. Carolyn J. Bryan, Professor of Saxophone at Georgia Southern University, will perform Stopping By Woods with the members of the Georgia Southern Chorale on Sunday 2 November at 3:00. It is a program of music for saxophone by women composers (Jennifer Higdon, Katherine Ann Murdock, Fernande Decruk, and you). Carter Recital Hall, Georgia Southern University. Free admission.

  • Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.
    Hymn to Music
    Hymn to Music, for choir and piano, will be performed at Mott Community College in Flint, MI, on Sunday, October 19th, at 3:00, in the Mott Memorial Building Auditorium. Matt Packer will be conducting the Mott Community College Choir in a concert of works by Michigan composers. Contact Matt at for information about tickets.

  • Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.
    Java and Warthog Stride
    Also, on Sunday, October 19, at 2:00 p.m. at the State Theater in Bay City, MIchigan, the Bijou Orchestra will be onstage. On the program will be Java and Warthog Stride, in addition to many vintage favorites. Contact the State Theater for more information and to purchase tickets at or call 989.892.2660

  • Sunday 12th October, 2014, 5:00 p.m.
    Three Philosophies
    Sunday 12th October, 2014, at 5pm., the Iceland Amateur Symphony Orchestra conducted by Oliver Kentish will perform Three Philosophies at the Seltjarnarneskirkja (Seltjarnarnes Church), which address is Kirkjubraut; 170 Seltjarnarnes. Phone, +354 561 1550, in Reykjavik, Iceland. Soloist is Pamela de Sensi, low flutes.
    Also on the programme, Mozart's Adagio & Fugue for strings and Haydn's Symphony no. 22 in Eb "The Philosopher". Please contact Oliver Kentish for more information at, or visit to learn more about the orchestra.

  • Saturday, October 11, 2014
    Dog Chronicles
    Dog Chronicles, the choral version, will be performed by The Laurence Singers, Clifford Crewe, conductor, with the Sterling Trio, on Saturday, October 11, 2014, 7:30 p.m. at the Wilmslow United Reformed Church, Chapel Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, England. For further details, please contact Cliff Crewe at

  • Saturday, September 27, 2014
    Stopping By Woods
    Hayley Lambert and friends will be performing Stopping By Woods for soprano saxophone, tenor voice and piano on 27th September, at St John's Notting Hill, London, UK. For concert information, times and tickets, go to

  • Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
    Dog Chronicles
    Friday, Sept. 19, at 7:30 PM, in the Center for the Fine and Performing Arts Recital Hall at Texas A&M International University Campus in Laredo, Texas.
    Faculty members will be performing Dog Chronicles:
    Susan Berdahl, flute
    Belinda-Latsky Campbell, clarinet
    Dana Crabtree, soprano
    Fritz Gechter, piano
    Contact Susan Berdahl for further information at

  • August 22, 2014 at 19:30 Taipei Standard Time
    Woodland Serenade and Rondo
    Reno Yeh will perform Woodland Serenade and Rondo in the concert of 8/22 Friday at Taoyuan City, Taiwan, 19:30 Taipei standard time. Please contact for further information.

  • Tuesday, July 15, 2014
    Premiere: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, Northern California Flute Camp, Carmel Valley, California, a new piece for flute sextet, Chrysalis. Contact Karen Van Dyke for details.

  • Saturday, June 21, 2014
    Gaelic Offering
    Gaelic Offering will be performed by the Gold Over Blue Flute Quartet at Nichols Hall (part of the Music Institute of Chicago) in Evanston, IL, Saturday, June 21, 5:00 p.m. The quartet is led by Sandra Rowland. For more information contact Sandra.

  • May 22, 2014
    Totem Voices
    Performance: Totem Voices, for trumpet and piano, performed by Mary Elizabeth Bowden of Naples, Florida, for the International Trumpet Guild Conference, May 22, Valley Forge Casino Resort, King of Prussia, PA. Contact Maryfor time and venue specifics.

  • May 10, 2014
    Dog Chronicles
    Performance: Dog Chronicles, Jennifer Winn, soprano, All Saints Episcopal Church, 16 All Saints Rd., Princeton, NJ, 08540, May 10th. Benefit for Animal Rescue of Princeton. Contact Jennifer for time and venue details.

  • Thursday, April 24, 2014
    Magyar Keverék
    Premiere: University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, a new piece for concert band, Magyar Keverék, will be performed by the U-D New Horizons Band, 7:30 p.m. Contact Linda Hartley, director, for specific venue information.

  • Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 12:15 p.m.
    Ultimate Chopsticks
    Ultimate Chopsticks for piano duet will be performed, among other duet favorites, by Catherine McMichael and Bryan Latimer at the First Presbyterian Church of Bay City, 805 Center Ave., on Wednesday, April 16, at 12:15 on their yearly noon Lenten concert series. The concert is free and open to the public.

  • Thursday, April 10, 2014
    Fusion Suite
    Fusion Suite, mvt. 1 will be performed by Robert Ingram, baritone saxophone, accompanied by Melana Porter, piano, at Georgia Southern University's Department of Music's Studio Honors Recital Thursday, April 10, 2014, 7:30 p.m., Carol A. Carter Recital Hall. Contact Dr. Carolyn Bryan at for more information.

  • Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 3:00pm
    Warthog Stride
    Performance: Warthog Stride, for the River Raisin Ragtime Revue orchestra, at Croswell Opera House, 129 E. Maumee St., Adrian, MI. Sunday, April 6, 3:00.
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    Contact William Pemberton at for further venue information.

  • Tuesday, April 1, 2014
    Hill Country Sketches
    The flute choir of St. Norbert College in De Pere, WI will be performing movements I and III of Hill Country Sketches on April 1st in the Dudley Birder Concert Hall on the campus at 7:30pm, directed by Dr. Kortney James. Contact Dr. James at for further details.

  • Saturday, March 22, 2014 20179:40 a.m.
    Going to the Sun
    A three movement piece for baritone saxophone and harp, commissioned by Wayne Leechford, will be premiered at the North American Saxophone Alliance at the University of Illinois, Champaign, IL. Elizabeth Munch is the harpist.

  • Friday, March 21, 2014
    Chante and Galliarde
    Sharyn Byer, flute, director of the Columbia Flute Choir, accompanied by Frank Conlon on piano, will perform Chante and Galliarde from the Académie of Dance suite, for the Helen May Memorial Concert Friday Concert Series of the Friday Morning Music Club at 12:00 NOON on Friday, March 21, 2014. The concert is at Calvary Baptist Church, 755 8th ST NW, Washington DC 20001.

  • Saturday, March 15, 2014
    Hayley's Theme
    In Bel Air California, Elizabeth Pitcairn, violin, premiered a new piece, Hayley's Theme, written in honor of Hayley Miller, commissioned by her husband Michael.

  • Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.
    Legend of the Sleeping Bear
    The Stanford Flute Ensemble, directed by Karen Van Dyke, will perform Legend of the Sleeping Bear on their recital at Campbell Recital Hall, Braun Music Center, Stanford University, California, on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. Free parking and admission! Narrator Ginger von Wenig.

  • Saturday, 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, 2:00 p.m., February 22 and 23, 2014
    Hymn to Music
    Performance: Naples Orchestra and Chorus, encore performance of their commissioned piece for their 20th anniversary, Hymn to Music, Lely High School, South Naples, FL. Contact Naples Orchestra and Chorus for further information at

  • Sunday, February 16th, 2014 at 2:00pm PST
    Dog Chronicles
    Winding Rivers Arts and Performance Society presents a Classical Valentines weekend Matinee in downtown Ashcroft at St Albans Hall featuring a very unique Sunday Matinee show. Take your sweetie, mom, or the whole family to 'Paws and Tales' Ensemble. 'Paws and Tales' are a quartet of classical musicians from Kamloops.

    Tickets are now available at The Ashcroft Bakery, Natures Gifts and our new location - in Cache Creek at The Jade shop. Ticket are $20 advanced and $25 at the door. Take advantage of our Family ($45) & Student ($10) rates or help out as a Volunteer ($10) to get a discounted ticket..well worth it for just a few hours work! For more info call (250) 453 9100 or email to:

    Headed up by our favourite Ashcroft Choir pianist - Dimiter Terziev, Paws & Tales presents a concert programme which focuses on art music pieces either related to the animal theme or having a narrative story behind them. The range of music styles in the concert is enormous - it includes works from, 18th century (Scarlatti, Daquin, Mozart), 19th Century (Grieg, Debussy), and contemporaries (Clifford Crawley, Catherine McMichael). The soprano Carlene Wiebe, the clarinetist Sally Arai, the flutist Catharine Dochstader, and the pianist Dimiter Terziev perform in various combinations ranging from a single instrument to a full quartet.

  • February 9, 2014
    Tall Grass
    Performance: Sonevole, a flute choir based on Long Island, NY, performing Tall Grass on Feb. 9, 2014. Contact Debra Schild at for time and venue details.


  • Saturday, December 14th, 2013 at 7:00 PM & Sunday, December 15th at 2:00 PM
    Welcome to The Naples Orchestra & Chorus 20th Anniversary Celebratory Season: Celebrate the Season
    The music for The Naples Orchestra & Chorus first concert of the 2013-2014 Season continues our tradition of bringing you special holiday celebratory music. Joining us are the Baroque Trumpets of David Dash and Mary Elizabeth Bowden. Plus, you'll hear the World Premiere of NOC's commissioned work, Hymn to Music for orchestra and chorus by renowned, living American composer, Catherine McMichael. Written to celebrate NOC's 20th Anniversary, Hymn to Music, expresses themes of joy, celebration and inspiration. These are the emotions we feel when performing for you. Ms. McMichael will introduce the work and join the chorus for this rare treat. For venue and admission information, email Naples Orchestra & Chorus

  • Sunday, April 21, 2013
    Sapphire saxophone concerto, Boise State University, Marcellus Brown director. Sunday, April 21. Contact Marcellus for time and venue details.

  • Thursday, April 18th at 7:00 p.m.
    Gaelic Offering
    Gaelic Offering flute quartet, performed at Anna Maria College in Paxton, MA on Thursday, April 18th at 7:00.

  • April 10th and April 14th, 2013
    Fusion Suite
    Wayne Leechford (baritone saxophone) and Lanette Lind (piano) will be performing Fusion Suite as part of a WCPE/Quail Ridge Books performance/lecture (April 10) with the Free Spirits Ensemble and then at a concert on April 14, Halle Cultural Arts Center in Apex, NC. Check with Wayne for ticket information and specific times.


  • November 17th and 18th, 2012
    Cape Breton Postcard
    The Stadtmusik Willisau (The Wind Band of the City of Willisau in Lucerne, Switzerland) will perform CAPE BRETON POSTCARD: 17 & 18 November 2012. Please visit the website for the band for further information on time, venue and ticket prices. The music collecting society in Switzerland (SUISA) states it will be the first performance in that country, and in all of Europe.

  • Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
    Ragtime Nightingale
    The Handbell Musicians of America's National Seminar in Cincinnati presents the Circle City Ringers from Indianapolis, ringing Ragtime Nightingale on the opening concert of the seminar. It's at the Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH, 45202

  • Sunday, June 3, 2010
    Morning Has Broken
    Carol Kuzdenyi, piano, and Arnie Buss, violin, will perform Morning Has Broken on a program of inspirational music presented at the Church in the Forest in Pebble Beach, CA. The church is a lovely setting for this concert. For further information contact Carol at

  • Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 3:00 p.m.
    Purring Man (Premiere)
    Trinity Lutheran Church located at 1400 W. Stadium Blvd in Ann Arbor, MI presents a tuba and piano recital with William Pemberton on tuba as a fundraiser for the River Raisin Ragtime Revue band. Free will offering. Premiere of Purring Man for tuba and piano.

  • Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 3:00 p.m.
    Veil of Grace (Premiere)
    Cafe Degage, located at 301 River Road in Maumee, Ohio presents the premiere of Veil of Grace, commissioned as a graduation recognition for a family friend's daughter. For harp, flute and clarinet.

  • Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 4:00 p.m.
    Snow On Ben Nevis
    The Lake Erie College Flute Choir will be performing, "Snow On Ben Nevis" from "Falconer" on the Music Department Spring Concert on May 6, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. in the Morley Music Hall of Lake Erie College in Painesville, Ohio. Judith Elias is the director. Contact her at for ticket information.

  • Saturday, May 5th, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
    Danielle Breisach conducts the West Michigan Flute Association in a performance of Académie of Dance. The performance is on May 5th, 7:30pm at St. Cecilia Music Center in Grand Rapids, MI. Contact Danielle at danielle.breisach@gmail.comfor ticket information.

  • Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
    The Mayflower Suite
    The Atlanta Metro Youth Flute Choir (Kelly Via, director and Nancy Wilson, assistant director) will perform in concert Saturday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m. The performance will be in the sanctuary of Snellville United Methodist Church (2428 Main Street East, Snellville, GA 30078). The program includes: The Mayflower Suite by Catherine McMichael. The members of the AMYFC represent fifteen high schools in the metro area. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information please contacf Kelly Via (770-935-1379), Nancy Wilson (770-972-2589) or visit their website.

  • Friday, April 27, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.
    Fusion Suite
    Jessica Jones, graduate student in saxophone, will perform Fusion Suite on her Master's recital on Friday April 27th, 6pm in the Forbes Recital Hall at James Madison University, Harrisonburg VA. It is free and open to the public.

  • Friday, April 27, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
    Pax from the Rose Quartet (Premiere)
    Flute Frenzy, a high school flute choir directed by Margaret Carlson will perform the flute arrangement premiere of Pax from the Rose Quartet at their concert tomorrow evening (flutes and piano), April 27, 7:30 p.m. St. Bede Catholic Church, Ironbound Road, Williamsburg, VA

  • Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
    Mayflower Suite
    The Mercer University Flute Choir (Kelly Via, director) will perform in concert Thursday, April 26 at 7:30PM. The performance will be in the Neva Langley Fickling Recital Hall in the McCorkle Music Building (1329 Adams Street, Macon, GA 31207). The program will include the Mayflower Suite by Catherine McMichael. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Kelly Via (770-935-1379) or the Mercer University Townsend School of Music (478-301-2748 or 478-301-5751).

  • Saturday, March 24, 2012
    Requiem, by Carl Wiltse, orchestrated by Catherine McMichael, will have its premiere at the American Church in Paris on Saturday, March 24th, 2012. The address of the church is 65, quai d'Orsay, 75007 Paris FRANCE. It may receive its second performance at UNESCO the following Monday or Tuesday, March 26 or 27. The address is UNESCO 7, place de Fontenoy 75352 PARIS 07 SP France. Contact Fred Gramann at for more information.
    Paris, France

  • Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.
    Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.

    A Joyful Noise
    A Joyful Noise, a symphony in three movements for full orchestra will be performed by the Naples (FL) Orchestra on Saturday, March 17 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday March 18 at 2:00 p.m. at the Golden Gate High School, Magnolia Pond Road, in Naples Florida, North of I-75, off Rt. 951. Both concerts are conducted by Robert Dale Herrema. Catherine will be playing the celeste part with the orchestra at these performances.

  • Saturday, March 17, 2012 AT 7:30 p.m.
    Three Philosophies
    Lisa Hedley will perform Three Philosophies with the Eastside Symphony on March 17, 7:30 pm, at the Redmond Performance Center, Redmond, WA. Lisa commissioned this work in 2005 for solo alto flute, bass flute, and contrabass flute with string orchestra accompaniment. For more information about the performance, see the Eastside Symphony website.

  • Saturday, March 17th, 2012 at 6:30 p.m.
    The Adelaide Flute Quartet of South Australia will be performing a program of flute music by Catherine McMichael including Contra Songs, at Crafers Hall, Main Rd., Crafers. Tickets are $15. Contact Kerryn at for further information.
    Crafers, Australia

  • Sunday, March 11, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.
    Three Philosophies
    Elizabeth Court will perform Three Philosophies on bass and alto flute with piano for her senior recital on Sunday, March 11, at 5:00 p.m. at Dawson Auditorium on the campus of Adrian College, in Adrian, Michigan.

  • Thursday February 23, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
    Cape Breton Postcard
    The Clarkston Community Band will perform Cape Breton Postcard at the Clarkston High School Peforming Arts Center on Thursday, February 23, 2012, at 7:00 p.m.. Shelley Roland is the conductor. If you cannot make that performance they are performing in the Red Cedar Band Festival at Meridian High School in Lansing on Saturday February 25, 2012, where they perform at 10:45 a.m.

  • Sunday, February 19, 2012 at 3:00 p.m.
    Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.

    Chris Barrick, professor of Saxophone at West Liberty University, WV, will perform Sapphire twice this month. On Sunday, February 19, he will be playing it as part of his faculty recital at West Liberty University (3 PM in Elbin Auditorium in College Hall, West Liberty, WV). On Tuesday, February 28, he will perform it again as part of a guest recital at Millersville University (7:30 PM in Millersville, PA).

  • Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 4:00 p.m.
    Rose Cottage, from a Gaelic Offering
    It's concert time at the Boston Flute Academy! The Winter Concert will showcase the BFA Ensemble & Seminar classes from the fall semester, including both ensemble and solo performances. Featured composition, Rose Cottage, from a Gaelic Offering, by Catherine McMichael. The concert is FREE and open to the public. The program features Preparatory, Repertory, Conservatory, and Adult ensemble performances, plus solo performances by BFA teaching assistants and students in the Conservatory Ensemble & Seminar class. Location: Maliotis Cultural Center in Brookline, Boston, Massachusetts


  • Friday December 2, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.
    La Lune et les Étoiles
    Magic Flutes, a community flute choir in the San Francisco Bay Area will be performing La Lune et les Étoiles on their winter concert, Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. at St. Mathhew's Catholic Church in San Mateo CA. Contact for additional information re tickets.

  • Sunday, November 13, 2011 at 2:00 p.m.
    Fusion Suite
    Fusion Suite will be performed by Kari Ann Siehs, senior music major, at VanderCook College of Music. The recital will be at the School, Room 130, November 13, 2011, 2:00 p.m.

  • Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.
    The Kent State Flute Quartet will perform Falconer at the Wind Chamber Concert on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 8:00 p.m. at KSU. A second performance will be given at their Flute Studio Recital on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 3:00 p.m. Contact Diane McCloskey, Associate Prof. of Music, flute, at for further details.
    Kent State University

  • Sunday, November 6, 2011
    Contemplation on Ubi Caritas
    Contemplation on Ubi Caritas, also for handbells, will be performed by Embellish, the professional handbell ensemble in Grand Rapids Michigan,directed by Stephanie Wiltse, on their "Timeless Melodies" concert, Sunday, Nov. 6. at 3:00 p.m. in the Basilica of St. Adalbert, 701 4th St. NW, Grand Rapids Michigan. Tickets are $10 in advance, and can be purchased online at www.embellishhandbells.comor by calling 616-915-0134. The concert also includes the Calvin Women's Chorale, Pearl Shangkuan, Director.
    Grand Rapids, MI

  • Friday, November 4, 2011
    The Ballad of Siobhan ni Laoghaire
    The Ballad of Siobhan ni Laoghaire will be performed by the Grace Notes, a handbell group from the Raleigh, NC area. It will be performed at the Capital Area Handbell Festival in Raleigh, NC on Nov. 4th. Contact - Marilyn Reese, 919-846-6406 for information regarding venue and exact time.
    Raleigh, NC

  • Saturday, Sept. 17 2011 at 3:00 p.m.
    Eclectic Trio
    The women of Third Wheel present a program of compositions written by women in a musical celebration called "Heels and Wheels", Saturday, Sept. 17 2011, at 3:00 p.m. Program to include Eclectic Trio by Catherine McMichael. Good Shepherd Chapel, Concordia University, 1350 Concordia West, Irvine, CA.
    For more info visit

  • Thursday, August 18, 2011 at 8:00 p.m., John Hall Auditorium, Bay View, near Petoskey, Michigan, Week of Handbells Festival concert, featuring handbell music by Catherine McMichael. Contact for ticket information.

  • Saturday, July 9, 2011 a concert of music for flute and other chamber ensembles by Catherine McMichael, Flagstaff, Arizona. Contact Lee Chivers at for ticket, time and venue information.

  • Friday, July 1, 2011 at 7:00 p.m., Aria & Scherzo will be performed by students of the Preucil School of Music, North Campus, Walder Hall, in Iowa City, Iowa. Contact Christie Felsing at for further information.

  • Sunday, June 5th, 2011 at 4:00 p.m., Third Wheel, woodwind trio, will perform the Eclectic Trio at their second annual "Wine and Wheels" wine tasting to the sounds of contemporary music written for the group. The concert will be at the Fanciful Gift Baskets Shop, 5617 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA. Tickets are $20, $25 at the door. Contact Adrienne Giffen at for more information.

  • Sunday, June 5, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. the Sapphire Concerto for Alto Saxophone will be performed by the Brevard (NC) Community Band, directed by Jaime Hafner, at the Brevard Music Center. Joseph Lulloff is the guest soloist. For more information go to

  • Friday, June 3, 2011 in concert with the River Raisin Ragtime Revue Band, in Ann Arbor. Contact for ticket, time and venue information.

  • Sunday, May 22, 2011 Here's a video from the evening service at The Apostolic Faith Church of Portland, Oregon performing Blessed Assurance, This Is My Father's World, and Csardas. The music is performed by members of the Apostolic Faith church. After the church's home page loads, click on Watch Videos and then click on Sunday Evening 5-22-11 to see the video.

  • Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. at Sullivan's Black Forest Restaurant, 281 Heinlein St. Frankenmuth, world premiere of the Cappuccino Suite, for harpsichord, string quintet, flute and oboe. Sponsored by St. Lorenz Lutheran Church, this secular concert is a coffeehouse tradition. Call 989 652-6400. Free will donation.

  • Saturday, April 16, 2011 Sapphire Concerto for Alto Saxophone, performed at the Saxophone Symposium at University of Massachusetts at Amherst, School of Music. Lynn Klock, Saxophone, Jerry Noble, Piano. Contact Prof. Lynn Klock at for time information.

  • Monday, March 28th, 2011 Lake Solace, from A Gaelic Offering, performed by the Hastings College Flute Quartet, Deann Duncan, director, for the Sigma Alpha Iota recital in Hastings, NE. Contact for more information.

  • Sunday, March 27th, 2011 at 6:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 4790 Gratiot Rd., Saginaw, in conjunction with the Youth's World Famous Soup & Salad Supper, Bells On High and Kid Bells in Concert, featuring music by Catherine McMichael. Free will donation.

  • Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. The Sapphire, concerto for alto saxophone and piano, will be performed at the North American Saxophone Alliance Region 3 Conference, in Lekberg Hall, at Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa. Evan Smith is the soloist, with Jin Young Park on piano. Contact Dr. Dave Camwell at for admission details.

  • Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 at 12:15 p.m., as part of the Lenten Series, in recital of music for saxophone with saxophonist Vickie Bowden and percussionist Eddie Garcia, First Presbyterian Church, Bay City, MI.

  • Thursday, March 3, 2011, 8:00 p.m.Sapphire, for alto saxophone and band, will be performed by the James Madison University Symphonic Band, Thursday, March 3, 2011, 8:00, in the JMU Concert Hall, Harrisonburg, VA. Stephen P. Bolstad, Conductor. Tickets $4-$6.

  • Saturday, Feb. 26th, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 27th at 2:00 p.m., State Theatre, 913 Washington Ave., Bay City, in performance with the Bijou Orchestra. Premiere of Einstein's Dreams by singer-songwriter Randall Williams, music based upon the book of the same name. Call 989 892-2660 for tickets.

  • Sunday, February 13, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. at Grand Valley State University, the concert choir conducted by Ellen Poole, will perform Stopping by Woods on their winter concert. Contact Ellen at for venue and ticket information.

  • Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011 at 8:00 p.m., Temple Theatre, Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra performs the second "premiere" of the orchestral tone poem Symphonic Dreams, commissioned to celebrate the 75th anniversary of both the Midland Symphony and Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestras. Call 989 755-6471 for tickets.

  • Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at 8:00 a.m. on Delta QTV channel 19, the show "The Gift of Music, From Our Family To Yours", will air. The show features the Bieber-McMichael family from Saginaw and guest musicians Marlene and Hannah Moses, viola and cello, from Stow, OH. This show won a national award in 2009.

  • Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011 at 2:00 p.m., in recital, accompanying Helen Lee, violin. Featuring Brahm's 3rd Violin Sonata in D minor. Davison Missionary Church, 1481 N. Gale Road, Davison, MI, Free will offering.


  • Saturday, November 21, 2010 at 7:30 p.m.
    1, 2, 3, 4! music for 1-4 flutes and piano performing Floris for flute quartet and piano at Siloam United Church, London, ON. Featuring flutists Kelly Williamson, Kelly Tiernay, Laurel Trainor and David Gerry and pianist Lynda Kennedy. Performing works by McMichael, Respighi (arr Talmi), Clarke, Schocker, Faure, Telemann, Kessick, and Hartmann Graf. Freewill offering to benefit the Argentinean Flute Orchestra, Patagonia, director Fernando Formigo.

  • October 31, 2010 at 8:00 p.m.
    Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra will perform the piece in honor of their 75th anniversary also. Temple Theatre, Saginaw, MI.

  • Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010 at 3:00 pm
    Woodland Serenade & Rondo
    Karen Gardener, professor of saxophone will perform with piano accompaniment at a faculty recital. This is a group recital featuring many music faculty.
    College of Wooster
    Gault Recital Hall in the Scheide Music Building
    525 E. University
    Wooster, OH
    Admission is free

  • Friday, August 20th, 2010 at 3:00 p.m.
    Spherical Blue and Streamliners from the suite Northern Lights
    Students of the Vivace! Chamber Players, Allyson Kramer, director, will perform.
    Calvary Christian Assembly in Seattle, Washington.

  • The Music Of Catherine McMichael Friday, Aug. 13, 2010, Anaheim, CA, at the Anaheim Marriott Hotel, site of the National Flute Association annual convention, at 10:00 a.m.

    The Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra Flute Choir, directed by Mary Shinn and Priscilla Holt, will be performing Hill Country Sketches, which was inspired by the Texas Hill Country.

    • Thursday, August 12, 2010, Bay View MI, near Petoskey
      The 100 member Bay View Week of Handbells Festival Bell Choir will perform Jupiter, by Holst, arranged by Catherine for handbells. Concert at 8:00 p.m. in the John M. Hall Auditorium in the Bay View Association.

    • Friday, June 25th, 2010 at 1:30 p.m.
      Sarah at the Tent
      The Arbor Bells, a community handbell choir whose members are drawn from greater metropolitan Minneapolis, will perform "Sarah at the Tent" at the AGEHR Area VII Festival Conference on Friday, June 24, at the 1:30 mini-concert, which will be held at the conference site, the Mayo Civic Center, in Rochester, Minnesota. For further information contact Lynn Miller or go to the conference website.
      Mayo Civic Center, Rochester, MN

    • Thursday, July 15th, 2010
      Serenade and Rondo
      Karen Gardener, professor of saxophone at Wooster University will perform at Wooster Music Camp, Wooster University, Wooster, OH. Frank Dubuy, conductor. For further details, contact Karen Gardener.

    • Tuesday, May 18th, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.
      Cape Breton Postcard
      Featuring the Calle Mayor Beginning, Jazz, Concert Bands and Wind Ensemble. Tim Nail, conductor. Tickets are $5.
      James Armstrong Theater, Calle Mayor Middle School, in Torrance, California.

    • Sunday, May 16, 2010 at 3:00 p.m.
      Describe a Circle
      Rose Cottage from A Gaelic Offering

      LyricFlutes, a New Hampshire flute quartet will perform.
      St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1123 Washington Street, Gloucester, MA

    • Sunday, May 2, 2010
      Connor Mikula will perform Sapphire, for alto saxophone and concert band, with the Grand Rapids Symphonic Band, as winner of their annual youth concerto competition. The concert will be at Lowell High School Performing Arts Center, 300 High St., Lowell, MI 49331. Call 616-897-4449 for concert times and tickets.

    • Sunday, April 25, 2010 at 4:00 p.m.
      Lake Erie College flute choir, Judith Elias, director will perform their Spring Concert in Morley Music Hall in Painesville Ohio. The program includes "Lake Solace" and "The Doubtful Wife" from A Gaelic Offering by Catherine McMichael.

    • Saturday, April 24, 2010
      Contra Songs, a three movement piece featuring the contrabass flute will be performed at Flute Day at Mesa State College in Grand Junction, Colorado. The culminating event of the day is a concert in the evening. Rhonda Larson is the featured performer. The quartet that will present Contra Songs is Ruth Maurer--Contrabass flute, Chris Potter--Bass flute (yes, THE Chris Potter who is well known for playing big flutes!), Kristi Ballif--Alto flute (Kristi is the flute teacher at Mesa State and she is the power behind Flute Day), Becky Weidman-Winter--C flute. (Becky is the flute teacher at Western State College in Gunnison, CO)
      email for more detailed information about time and admission prices.

    • March 19th, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian, Saginaw, 121 S. Harrison
      A recital of music for saxophone: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About (the) Sax But Were Afraid to Ask, featuring Mr. Lynn Klock, Professor of Saxophone, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and Catherine McMichael, piano. Works to be performed are Sapphire, Woodland Serenade and Rondo, Sword Dancer, Finding Peace, Fusion Suite, Stopping By Woods and Suite Michigama. Bryan Latimer, guest tenor, will sing on Stopping By Woods. Tickets $10 at the door, general admission all seats.

    • Sunday, Feb 7, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.
      Contemplation on Ubi Caritas
      This handbell piece will be presented as part of the Bronze Fest 2010, hosted by the Embellish handbell choir of Grand Rapids, MI. The highly esteemed guest conductor for the entire weekend including the concert is Fred Gramann, minister of music at the American Church in Paris (France).
      Van Singel Fine Arts Center
      8500 Burlingame SW
      Byron Center, MI.
      $10 at the door.

    • Wednesday, February 3, 2010 at 8:00 p.m.
      Scores of Love
      A piece for saxophone, tenor voice, and piano.
      Performed by Mark Hillegass, Jr, a student of Karen Gardener at the College of Wooster, Ohio. The performance will be held in the Gault Recital Hall in the Scheide Music Center at the College of Wooster in Wooster, OH

    • Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 7:30 p.m.
      Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 3:00 p.m.
      Location: First Congregational Church
      403 S. Jefferson
      Saginaw, MI

      Saginaw Choral Society: Members' Recital
      Catherine will conduct the Saginaw Choral Society at their Members' Recital. The theme of the concert is Music from Earth, Moon and Stars. The program is a collage style presentation, with seamless solo and small ensemble performances following immediately after each other from various spaces in the sanctuary. The chorus will sing Africa by Toto; Tres Canciones de Amor by Manuel Oltra; Dog Chronicles by Catherine McMichael; and How Beautiful, This Finely Woven Earth, by Greg Jasperse. Catherine is one of seven candidates vying for the recently vacated position of Music Director and Conductor of the Saginaw Choral Society.

    • Sunday, January 17th, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.
      Finding Peace
      There will be a performance at the Kingswood Auditorium at Cranbrook School in Bloomfield Hills, MI. One of the featured pieces is "Finding Peace", a serenade for English horn and piano, written for and performed by Ellen Sudia-Coudron. $20 admission to the day's events, which begin with the recital and continue with master classes with Daniel Stolper, Oboe Instructor at Interlochen Arts Academy, and Professor emeritus, MSU. This program is part of the Oboe Occasion at Cranbrook, organized by Dr. Ann Lemke.
      Cranbrook School
      39221 Woodward Ave
      Bloomfield Hills, MI


    • Thursday, Dec. 17th, 2009 at 2:30 p.m.
      Beethoven's Sonatina
      Midwest Conference and Clinic, held at McCormick Place West in Chicago, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL, Thursday, Dec. 17th, 2:30 p.m. Las Vegas Academy Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble wil perform Catherine's arrangement of Beethoven's Sonatina. The arrangement is based on the famous G major Sonatina, and is arranged for string quartet.
      Conference registration is your admission to entry.

    • November 8, 2009
      Legend of the Sleeping Bear
      To be performed by Fluterie, a flute choir from the Netherlands, performed in Venlo, The Netherlands, at the Ut Paeterke competition. See for more information.

    • Saturday, November 7, 2009
      There will be a premiere of Northern Lights, a piano/strings chamber piece, performed by students of Gasshuku, which is an organization of string and piano teachers in Rochester, MN. The piece will be based upon art work in Rochester and the Mayo Clinic. Please contact Barbara Bartleson for further information on time and venue.

    • Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009
      Tall Grass
      This evening concert for flute quartet and string orchestra, featuring students of Dr. Rebecca Meador and the Washburn University orchestra, will be premiered in Topeka Kansas. Contact for further information.

    • October 23, 2009 at 8:00 p.m.
      Potomack Flutes (Melvin Lauf, Susan Moser, Michael Bowyer & Steven Tung) performed in Falls Church, Virginia at Columbia Baptist Church, 103 West Columbia Street. Free concert, open to the public.

    • Sunday, Sept. 20th, 2009
      7:00 - 8:30 p.m. ET
      On Delta Q-TV, Channel 19
      (Charter Channel 9)

      A Gift of Music: From Our Family to Yours
      This special television program features performances by the McMichael-Bieber family, including Catherine, Rod, Meredith and Nathan. Guest artists Marlene and Hannah Moses join the family on many pieces. The program includes interviews and performances of both standard classical repertoire and Catherine's compositions.

    • September 16th, 2009
      The Dog Chronicles
      The group EuFOURia (Jenni Cook, soprano; Elizabeth Gunlogson, clarinet; Peggy Vagts, flute; and Paul Merrill, piano) performed three of the five Dog Chronicles at the Balsams Resort Hotel in Dixville Notch, NH.

    • August 9th, 2009
      The Dog Chronicles
      The group EuFOURia (Jenni Cook, soprano; Elizabeth Gunlogson, clarinet; Peggy Vagts, flute; and Paul Merrill, piano) performed three of the five Dog Chronicles at the Museum of Art at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH.

    • July 8-12, 2009
      Eclectic Trio for Saxophone, Clarinet and Flute
      This trio will be performed at the World Saxophone Congress at Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand. Go to for further information about schedules.

    • Sunday, June 14th, 2009 at 3:00 p.m
      Mariko Suite
      A performance of the Mariko Suite will be Sunday, June 14th at 3:00 p.m. at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, performed with flute, violin and piano. 8th and F Street N.W., Washington D.C. Free tickets one hour before concert available at the museum. Part of the Steinway Series. The performers are Kathryn Master, flute and the West Shore Piano Trio (Heather Haughn, violin, Diana Flesner, cello, Jay DeWire, piano). Program includes your Mariko Suite, and works by Hilary Tann, Elisenda Fabregas and Rebecca Clarke.

    • Saturday, June 6, 2009
      The Sapphire Concerto
      George Weremchuk, Associate Professor of Music/Saxophone, University of Central Florida, will perform the Sapphire Concerto with the Brevard (FL) Community Band on Saturday, June 6th, in Melbourne FL. Please contact Brevard Community Band for performance details of venue and time.

    • June 4, 2009 Two Week Concert Tour in China
      Café Suite
      The Spartanburg (SC) High School Orchestra, Brad Stewart, director, will be touring China. Their program includes the Café Suite. They will be in China for two weeks beginning June 4 with five concerts scheduled: Shanghai, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Xian and Beijing. They are all evening performances, specific times unknown.

    • Thursday afternoon, May 14, 2009
      On a Snowy Evening
      George Weremchuk, Associate Professor of Music/Saxophone, University of Central Florida, will be performing On a Snowy Evening at Interlochen this coming Thursday afternoon, May 14, 2009 as part of a guest recital with IAA horn Instructor Gene Berger.

    • Saturday, May 9, 2009 at 5:55 p.m.
      Dog Chronicles
      Performed by members of the Setagaya Philharmonic. Maesato Ayumi, soprano. Takahashi Akiko, flute. Kai Akiko, clarinet. Nakasono Chisako, piano.
      Karasuyama-kuninkaikan; 6-2-19 minamikarasuyama Setagaya-ku,Tokyo, Japan

    • Sunday, May 3, 2009 at 4:00pm
      Pictures at an Exhibition
      The Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies at the San Jose State University, San Jose, California School of Music and Dance hosts the Kurosawa Piano Music Festival. This final concert will take place at the Mountain View Performance Arts Center. Two sons of Chin Beckman, ages 11 and 14, will perform five movements from the 2 piano arrangement of Pictures at an Exhibition, Modest Mussorgsky, arranged by Catherine McMichael.

    • Saturday, April 25, 2009 at 5:00 p.m.
      Mother and Child (The Seven Saints and Sinners)
      Vanessa Davis, clarinetist, and Roxanne Prisby, soprano, will be performing Mother and Child from the Seven Saints and Sinners at the University of New Hampshire on April 25th at 5pm in the Bratton Recital Hall of the Paul Creative Arts Center, 30 Academic Way, Durham NH, 03824, as a condition of Vanessa's master's degree studies. She studies with Dr. Elizabeth Gunlogson.
      Bratton Recital Hall
      Paul Creative Arts Center
      30 Academic Way
      Durham, NH 03824

    • Saturday, April 4th, 2009 at 4:00pm
      Sapphire Concerto
      Mark Hillegass Jr. will be performing Sapphire Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Piano at his junior recital at Gault Recital Hall located in the Scheide Music Center at the College of Wooster, Ohio, 44691

    • Sunday, March 15th, 2009 at 6:00 p.m.
      The Best of Africa:
      Botswana, Zambia and Cape Town, South Africa

      Presented by Catherine McMichael
      Greetings, Adventurers! Catherine went on safari last July. She has put together a DVD of her experiences in southern Africa. There will be a talk, video and time for your questions. Come and see the beauty of this earth and all God's creatures! You'll be inspired! The show is at 6:30 p.m., Nibbles for you prepared by the Bells on High Adult Bell Choir at 6:00 p.m. A freewill offering will benefit the Bells on High chime acquisition project. You'll be glad you made time to attend this event!
      First United Methodist Church
      4790 Gratiot Rd
      Saginaw, MI


    • April 2, 2008, 12:00 Noon
      Happenings at the Harman Center
      Presented by the Harman Center for the Arts
      Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F Street NW, Washington, DC

    • Saturday, March 15th, 2008: Evening Concert
      A Joyful Noise
      Symphonic work commissioned to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra. This dramatic and appealing symphony will get a wonderful performance from the Macon Symphony, conducted by Maestro Adrian Gnam. Ms. McMichael will be in residence for several days prior to the performance.
      Grand Opera House, Macon, GA

    • January 18, 2008 at 8:00 p.m.
      Every Piece Starts With a Person: A Chamber Concert featuring the music of Catherine McMichael
      Read announcement information here
      First Presbyterian Church of Saginaw, 121 S. Harrison near Court St. and S. Michigan Ave., Saginaw, MI

    • January 10, 2008 at 11:00 a.m.
      Dog Chronicles
      Recitals at the Mansion at Strathmore presented by the Friday Morning Music Club. Performed by WindSong Ensemble -- Harlie Sponaugle, soprano; Nancy Genovese, clarinet; Michael Bowyer, flute; Amy Rothstein, piano
      Mansion at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane North, Bethesda, MD 20852-3385

    • January 4, 2008: Noon concert
      Dog Chronicles
      Recitals at Sumner School presented by the Friday Morning Music Club. Performed by WindSong Ensemble -- Harlie Sponaugle, soprano; Nancy Genovese, clarinet; Michael Bowyer, flute; Amy Rothstein, piano
      Sumner School, 1700 M Street, NW, Washington, DC


    • Saturday, November 3rd, 2007, 8:00 a.m.
      Jamestowne Trilogy
      Flutonic will perform for the Candlelight Concert Series in Colonial Williamsburg on Saturday night, November 3rd at 8 pm. The concert will be held at the Bruton Parish Church right on the property of Colonial Williamsburg. Parking is available in front of the church just before the concert.

      The concert will feature music of the era when Williamsburg was founded, pieces such as Scarborough Fair, Sellenger's Round, Judy Nishimura's Renaissance Banquet (title adapted from the original Christmas title) and the classic quintet by Boismortier, Concerto No. 2.

      We will open with Mozart's Magic Flute Overture and especially feature McMichael's newest Jamestowne Trilogy, written for the 400th anniversary of Jamestown.

      If you are in the area, come by and hear us! We are looking forward to it!
      Bruton Parish Church, Colonial Williamsburg

    • October 14, 2007
      This 8 minute one movement essay for string orchestra and small ripieno flute ensemble is dramatic, powerful and exciting to perform and to hear. Commissioned by the Rockford Academy for its orchestra of grade 6-12 players, it will commemorate the 80th anniversary of the opening of the Coronado Theatre, which was built in the grandly opulent Art Noveau style in 1927.
      The Coronado Theatre, Rockford, IL

    • August 16, 2007, 8:00 p.m.
      Contemplation on Ubi Caritas
      This concert is the culmination of an intensive 4 day handbell festival which draws players of the highest calibre from all over the world. Directed by Carl Wiltse, this final concert will include Contemplation on Ubi Caritas. The concert is a visual extravaganza, with 100 ringers performing on thousands of bells from 2 inches to 2 feet across. Contact for tickets, maps and schedule information.
      Bay View Festival Auditorium, Bay View, Michigan

    • August 11, 2007, 2:30 p.m.
      Fantasy on Coventry Carol
      The Silver Winds of Longmont, Colorado, Nancy L. Spidel, director, will perform a Showcase concert featuring Fantasy on Coventry Carol. The instrumentation includes contrabass flute, harp, percussion and handbells in addition to the more standard flute choir.
      National Flute Association Convention, Albuquerque, NM, Showcase Recital #4

    • Sunday, July 29, 2007, 7:00 p.m.
      The Dog Chronicles
      Jill Vary, soprano, appears with the Saginaw Eddy Band in this premiere of the band version of the popular Dog Chronicles. Featured instrumentalists are Deanna Popielarz, flute, and Linda Hargett, clarinet. Singers from the Saginaw Choral Society will also be performing on the concert.

      Morley Plaza, Saginaw, MI (just south of the Temple Theatre in Saginaw). Come with your lawn chair and your best buddy, and bring a picture of man's best friend with you. If you're under 4 feet tall, you can come dressed as a dog! Admission is free. Bring a lawn chair and just come howl along with the band!

      Dog Chronicles is 5 movements, about 10 minutes and is sure to be enjoyed by anyone who loves dogs. If you're not a dog lover, well, I hope you might enjoy the humor anyway. The movements are:

      A Starving Dog, words by Mark Twain:
      If you take a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you.
      That is the principle difference between a dog and a man.

      The Dog's Book of Virtues, words by many:
      Stretch before rising, run and play every day.
      Practice obedience, when it's in your best interest.
      Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
      When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
      Beauty without vanity;
      Strength without insolence;
      Courage without ferocity;
      Dignity without pride;
      Accept. Forgive. Console. Be brave!
      If you can do all these things every day,
      Then, my friend, you're almost as good as your dog.

      Puppy Love, words by many:
      Whoever said you can't buy happiness,
      Whoever said you can't buy love,
      Whoever said you can't buy loyalty,
      They forgot about little puppies.
      No symphony orchestra has ever played music like a two year old child laughing with a puppy.
      So any time you're feeling terrible, some puppy therapy might help.
      Let me suggest the best psychiatrist: it's a puppy licking your face.

      Boys, Dogs & Mothers, anonymous words
      Every boy needs two things:
      A dog, and a very good mother willing to let him have one.
      Every boy who has a dog must have a very good mother,
      So the dog gets fed regularly.

      Dog Heaven, anonymous words
      If dogs don't go to heaven when they die,
      then I want to go to heaven when I die.

      Maybe I'll see you there. It should be a very fun concert!


    • Thursday, July 19, 2007: Evening Concert
      Contemplation on Ubi Caritas (Premiere)
      Handbell piece for 3-5 octaves of handbells. John Behnke's Alleluia Ringers present a featured concert Thursday night at the Seminar. Contemplation on Ubi Caritas will receive its national premiere there. Available as sheet music from AGEHR Publishing. AGEHR National Handbell Seminar, Dallas, TX, at the InterContinental Hotel Dallas, in Addison, TX.

    • Friday, July 13, 2007: 7:30 p.m.
      The Dog Chronicles (Premiere)
      The American Composer's Forum Salon for New Music, Sitar Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC. Commissioned by WindSong, a chamber ensemble consisting of soprano Harlie Sponaugle, flutist Michael Bowyer, clarinetist Nancy Genovese and pianist Amy Rothstein, Dog Chronicles is a humorous but very serious piece about the wonder of dogs. It premieres at 1700 Kalorama Rd NW, Suite 101, Washington, DC. Reserve tickets at

    • May 15, 2007: Evening Concert
      Concertino Au Chemin Aux Étoiles
      The second performance of the concertino for harp and string orchestra. Performed by the Williamsburg String Orchestra, part of the Williamsburg Youth Orchestra, directed by Karey Johnson Sitzler. Please contact Karey Sitzler at for venue, admission and times.

    • Thursday, May 3, 2007: Evening Concert
      The Generous Land (Premiere)
      The Oregon Middle School, directed by Wendy Buehl, has commissioned a piece for string orchestra as part of an ongoing commissioning project. Ms. McMichael will be in residence for several days prior to the premiere.
      Oregon Wisconsin Middle School, Oregon Wisconsin

    • Wednesday, April 25, 2007: 7:30 p.m.
      Concertino au Chemin aux Étoiles (The Way To The Stars)
      Concerto for solo harp and string orchestra. Central Middle School Auditorium, 9 Indian Rock Lane, Greenwich, CT. Alix Raspé, a 7th grade harp soloist, will appear on two pieces written by Catherine McMichael. The first is the debut of the harp concerto written for her and her Central Middle School string orchestra, Connie Barrett, director. Au Chemin aux Étoiles is a two movement piece about Hope and Faith. The other piece that she'll perform with the orchestra is Pax, from the Rose Quartet. Contact Dr. Constance E. Barrett for further information: 203-661-8500.

    • April 22, 2007, 3:00 p.m.
      Fusion Suite
      For Baritone Saxophone and Piano. Concert with Paul Turner, piano. Marden House Calne, Wiltshire. Tickets £8, students £1. Tickets available from Mrs Margaret Garratt, 101, Oxford Road, Calne, Wilts SN11 8AQ; 01249 816290. They have a website with maps and a printable order form on
      Marden House Calne, Wiltshire, England

    • Sunday, March 4, 2007: Afternoon Concert (Premiere)
      James Towne Trilogy (Premiere)
      James Towne Trilogy was commissioned by Flute Frenzy, a high school volunteer community flute choir, to recognize the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown. It is a three movement piece reflecting the diverse elements that contributed to the culture of Jamestown and early Virginia.
      Kimball Theatre, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

    • Monday, February 19, 2007 at 7:30 p.m.
      On A Snowy Evening
      The Genessee Wind Ensemble performs this lovely serenade on their annual President's Day concert.
      Woodside Church, Flint, MI

    • Tuesday, Feb 13, 2007
      A Gaelic Offering
      Ryan Hayes, a senior at Point Loma Nazarene University, will be performing A Gaelic Offering in recital at Crill Auditorium, Cooper Hall, Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, CA.

    • Friday, February 9th, 2007, Evening Concert
      Le Porte del Paradiso
      Vast choral work inspired by the Gates of Paradise in Florence, Italy. The Flint Festival Chorus, conducted by Dr. Bradley Bloom, will perform the choral movements from the Gates of Paradise (Le Porte del Paradiso). Orchestral accompaniment will be provided by members of the Flint Symphony Orchestra.
      Phone 810-238-1350 for location and times in Flint, Michigan.

    • Friday, February 9th, 2007, Evening Concert
      Scores of Love
      Faculty recital by Roger McDonald, University of Montana-Missoula. A beautiful set of love songs for lyric tenor, alto saxophone and piano, with words from the poets Edna St. Vincent Millay, Langston Hughes and Edgar Guest. Mr. McDonald is the saxophonist.
      School of Music, Missoula, Montana


    • Saturday, May 6, 2006 at 8:00 p.m.
      A Joyful Noise
      A new symphony commissioned by the Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra to celebrate the ensemble's 70th anniversary.
      Temple Theater, Saginaw, Michigan Catherine McMichael:  Read Concert Reviews

    • Sunday, April 30, 2006, 2:00 p.m.
      Suite de Montagne
      The premiere of this new piece for flute choir includes a part for the contrabass flute. The movements are inspired by the Colorado mountains, and the Netherlands folk tradition (from whence the new contrabass flute has been purchased by the Pikes Peak Flute Choir, Karen Morsch, director). Please contact Karen for venue information.
      Performance will be in Colorado Springs, CO.

    • Sunday, April 9, 2006, Afternoon Concert
      Hill Country Sketches
      This new piece for the Austin Flute Choir will have a Tejano flavor. The movements are about the lakes, bats and fiestas of the Austin, TX area, where the work will be performed at this premiere. Please contact Penny Griffy for venue information. This will be available from Alry Publications in her new releases.
      Austin, TX

    • Tuesday, March 28, 2006, Evening Concert
      Joe Lulloff, Prof. of Saxophone at Michigan State University, will be the alto saxophone soloist with the Walnut Creek Concert Band, Harvey Benstein, director, in a performance of Sapphire Concerto on March 28, 2006 at the Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek, CA.

    • Sunday, February 19, 2006: Afternoon Concert
      Cape Breton Postcard
      Please contact Catherine McMichael for venue details. This orchestral adaptation of the popular Cape Breton Postcard will be premiered by the Midland Community Orchestra. Also on the program will be 10 year old Nathan Bieber performing the Bach Double Violin Concerto (1st movement) with dad, Rod Bieber.
      Midland, MI

    • Thursday, February 16, 2006 at 1:00 p.m.
      Fusion Suite
      An energetic suite for baritone saxophone and piano. Commissioned by Prof. Lynn Klock, Professor of Saxophone, University of Massachusetts at Amherst. This program is presented as part of the North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference, Feb. 15-18, 2006. Prof. Klock will play the baritone saxophone, Catherine McMichael will be at the piano. This is a second performance. Premiere was in September in Amherst, MA at U-Mass.

    • Sunday, January 22, 2006, Daytime Concert
      Cape Breton Postcard
      Bob Corporon will be conducting the ND Honor Band in a performance of Cape Breton Postcard on the campus of the University of North Dakota, in Grand Forks.
      University of North Dakota, Grand Forks

    • Saturday, January 21, 2006 at 9:00 a.m.
      Sapphire Concerto for Saxophone and Concert Band
      The Anchor Bay HS Wind Ensemble will perform Saturday morning, January 21st, at 9:00am at the Michigan Music Conference. The performance will take place at the DeVos Place in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Joe Lulloff, professor of saxophone at Michigan State University will solo with the Anchor Bay High School, Dave Visnaw, director, in a performance at the Michigan Music Conference. More information about the conference can be found at the Michigan Music Conference website.


    • Saturday, January 14, 2005 at 3:00 and 7:30 p.m.
      Stopping By Woods
      A Celebration of Epiphany featuring Amahl and the Night Visitors, additional seasonal selections performed by the Chancel Choir, also including music of Catherine McMichael, Stopping By Woods, featuring Sheldon Markley, soprano saxophone.
      First United Methodist Church, 4790 Gratiot, Saginaw, MI

    • Saturday, December 17, 2005
      Fantasy on Coventry Carol
      Commissioned by the Colorado Flute Orchestra, Nancy Spidel, director
      Contact directly for performance information.

    • Friday, August 12th, 2005 at 5:30 p.m.
      Three Philosophies
      Lisa Hedley, the commissioner of the piece, will be the featured flute soloist and piano accompanist at the National Flute Convention in San Diego, CA. Contact Lisa Hedley via email.

    • Saturday or Sunday, June 18th or 19th, 2005 (more to come)
      Ecossaise from the Académie of Dance
      "From The Top" radio show, nationally syndicated NPR program which features talented young classical musicians of pre-college age. The flute quartet from the Governor's School for the Arts in Norfolk, Virginia will be featured on a show to be taped there on Wednesday, April 27. They will play "Ecossaise" from "The Academie of Dance".

    • Tuesday, May 24, 2005 (Evening Concert)
      Cape Breton Postcard
      Commissioned by Cheryl Floyd's Hill Country Middle School band. The three dramatic and beautiful movements are The Dawn, The Mist and The Thunder. The final movement will leave the audience (and the band) breathless! Contact Hill Country Middle School in Austin, TX for concert information.

    • May 22, 2005 at 2:00 p.m.
      Three Philosophies
      Lisa Hedley, the commissioner of the piece, will be the featured flute soloist on the the Eastside Symphony's May concert premiering this new work at the Redmond Performance Center in Kirkland (Seattle area) Washington. For specific concert information, please contact Lisa Hedley via email.

      Additional performance at the National Flute Convention in San Diego, Friday, Aug. 12 at 5:30, featuring Lisa Hedley, flute and piano accompaniment.

    • April 17, 2005 at 3:30 p.m.
      As part of St. Paul's Sunday at 3:30 Recital series, Catherine will appear with Hrant Parsamian, cello, one of the Wm. C. Byrd Competition finalists. The program will include the Beethoven Sonata in A, some Armenian songs, Sabre Dance by Khatchaturian, the Shostakovich Trio Op 67 and Serenada Romanesca by McMichael. Rod Bieber will assist on violin.
      St. Paul's Episcopal Church
      711 South Saginaw Street
      Flint, MI 48502
      Primary Phone: 810-234-8637

    • April 11, 2005 at 7:30 p.m.
      Gates Of Paradise Overture
      For organ, woodwind quintet, brass quintet and percussion. The Genessee Wind Ensemble, directed by Bruce Nieuwenhuis will present the Overture movement from the concert-length piece Le Porte Del Paradiso as part of their spring concert.
      Woodside Church, Flint, MI

    • April 10, 2005 at 4:00 p.m.
      Recital with baritone Dan Gale, Cantor at Temple Beth Israel, Bay City. This recital is in honor of Messiah Lutheran's 125th anniversary. Dan and Catherine will perform works from a wide variety of periods and styles, from Handal oratorios to Jewish liturgical music to Gershwin. Admission free.
      BAY CITY MI 48706

    • March 14, 2005 at 7:00 p.m.
      Sword Dancer
      Nancy Ambrose King, professor of oboe at University of Michigan will perform the concerto written for her in 2004 with the cream of the crop Michigan Youth Band. Concert is free, no tickets required.
      Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, MI

    • Saturday, February 12, 2005 at 8:00 p.m.
      Scores Of Love
      Kilo Munoz, tenor, Reynaldo Budhi, piano and David Henderson, saxophone, will perform for the San Francisco Music Center's Valentine's Day Faculty Recital. Community Music Center, 544 Capp St., San Francisco, CA. Concert is free. Reception follows.

    • Friday, February 4, 2005 at 7:30 p.m.
      Phantom of the Opera
      April Rain Song (Scores of Love)

      Medley of tunes from the famous West End hit. The Saginaw Choral Society will hold its first-ever Members Recital at the First Congregational Church, 403 S. Jefferson (corner of Hayden), Saginaw, MI. Carl Michael Angelo will be at the piano, accompanying Darlene Mikoliezik and Brad Weichelman on Catherine's dramatic medley from Phantom Of The Opera. Tamara Grefe will accompany Maureen Goeman on April Rain Song from Scores of Love. Catherine is unable to attend due to a previous workshop engagement in New York, but she will indeed be there in spirit! Call the Choral Society at 989-753-1812 in Saginaw, Michigan for ticket information.


    • Sunday, November 21, 2004 at 8:30 p.m.
      Sapphire Concerto for Saxophone and Band
      Lynn Klock, soloist. Those attending the Bandworld Pacific Conference Nov. 19-22 will hear Dick Floyd's outstanding band featuring Lynn Klock, soloist, on the Sapphire Saxophone Concerto at the Doubletree Hotel and Conference Center (Sea-Tac) in Seattle, Washington.

    • Saturday, November 20th, 2004 (Evening Concert)
      Salt Of The Earth
      Flute choirs from the central Oklahoma region join forces to perform this newly commissioned three movement work inspired by the land and people of Oklahoma. Contact for details.

    • Sunday, November 14, 2004 at 4:00 p.m.
      Great Lakes Voyage
      The Genessee Wind Symphony, directed by Bruce Nieuwenhuis, has programmed two movements from Great Lake Voyage for their fall concert: Persia and Huron Passage. The concert is a joint one with the New Century Chorale directed by Gene Coburn. The Chorale will sing, the band will play, and then they'll join for "Let There Be Peace on Earth," Copland's "Stomp Your Foot," and Carmon Dragon's "America the Beautiful." The theme for the concert is A Harvest of Song.
      St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, Grand Blanc, MI

    • Sunday, October 3rd, 2004 (Afternoon Concert)
      Beach Music
      A ten minute, one movement work, impressionistic in nature. The Long Island Flute Quartet celebrates it 25th anniversary by performing this newly commissioned piece.
      Contact for details.

    • Sunday, August 15th, 2004 at 7:30 p.m.
      Woodland Serenade and Rondo
      Performed by the Toledo Concert Band with Lynn Klock, professor of saxophone at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
      Toledo Zoo Amphitheater, Toledo, OH

    • Friday, August 13th, 2004 at 3:00 p.m.
      As She Was
      Pedagogy Committee Sampler Concert 1
      Nashville, TN, NFA Convention, Jackson EF

    • Sunday, July 25th, 2004 at 8:00 p.m.
      Sapphire Concerto
      For alto saxophone and band, performed by Lynn Klock of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
      Texas Bandmasters Association Conference, San Antonio TX

    • Saturday evening, July 24, 2004
      Allegro Glorioso
      For 3-5 octave handbells, has won the American Guild of English Handbell Ringers National Composition Contest held to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of that organization. The piece celebrates the 25th anniversary of Bells On High from First United Methodist Church in Saginaw, MI. This will be the national premiere of the piece. The performance will be in honor of the AGEHR Anniversary Celebration at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott in Norfolk, VA. There will be massed choirs in attendance which may well total over 1,000 ringers.

    • Saturday, July 24, 2004 at 8:00 a.m.
      Eclectic Trio
      For flute, clarinet and alto saxophone, will premiere at the National Clarinet Conference at the Inn and Conference Center on the University of Maryland campus in College Park, MD. See the ClarinetFest 2004 website for more info.

    • Sunday, May 16, 2004, 5:00 p.m.
      The Académie of Dance
      Performance by the Columbia Flute Choir with the Georgetown Symphony. Also on the concert will be Appalachian Spring by Copland and Beethoven's 6th Symphony (Pastorale). The concert will be held at Bishop Ireton H. S., 201 Cambridge Rd., Alexandria, VA, 22314

    • May 1, 2004, 7:30 p.m.
      Legend Of The Sleeping Bear, Premiere
      Performed by the West Michigan Flute Orchestra,
      Darlene Dugan, Director.
      St. Cecelia Society, Grand Rapids, MI

    • March 14, 2004, 6:30 p.m.
      Concert by Bells On High, the bell choir of the church, directed by Catherine McMichael. Bell choir performance featuring 5 octaves of bells and 3 octaves of handchimes. This is the premiere of a work written for the choir's 25th anniversary, featuring the AGEHR National Composition Contest winner, Allegro Glorioso.
      Catherine McMichael, conducting.
      First United Methodist Church, Saginaw, MI

    • Feb 28, 2004, 8:00 p.m.
      Le Porte Del Paradiso Premiere,
      A work for choir, woodwind quintet, brass quintet, organ, harp, percussion and narrator. Call Saginaw Choral Society at 989-753-1812 for details about seats and prices, and location, which is either at the Heritage Theater or Temple Theater in Saginaw, MI. The premiere was commissioned by the Saginaw Choral Society, and will include the chorus, Valley Woodwind Quintet, Greg Largent and Carl Angelo, organ, Kerstin Allvin, harp, brass quintet, percussion and John Stark, narrator. The work is a musical collage of movements based upon the bronze panels of the eastern doors of the Baptistery in Florence, Italy, sculpted by Lorenzo Ghiberti. The bronze panels depict ten Old Testament stories. Come for a dramatic evening of creation, murder, floods, miracles, laws, felony, betrayal, battle, annhilation, deliverance, wonder and joy, a real happening!

    • Jan 29, 2004, Evening Concert
      Performance with Dan Gale, baritone,
      Catherine McMichael at the piano.
      Recital Hall, Saginaw Valley State University
      Saginaw, MI

    • January 10, 2004, Afternoon Concert
      Midland Piano Teachers Association Monster Concert,
      Catherine McMichael conducting.
      Midland Center For The Arts,
      Midland, MI


    • Saturday evening, December 20, 2003, 7:30 p.m.
      The 70 member Colorado Flute Orchestra, which is sponsored by The Silver Winds of Longmont, Colorado, will present Lyric Noel as part of their Christmas concert in the Vance Brand Auditorium located at 600 E. Mountain View Av. in Longmont, Colorado. Conducted by Nancy Spidel, the orchestra is a combination of flutists from around the country and even from England, who gather once a year to perform this special concert. Of interest is the astounding range of instrumentation: from contra-bass flute all the way to piccolo and everything in between.

    • Saturday morning, December 20, 2003, 9:30 a.m.
      Woodland Serenade and Rondo
      Concerto for alto saxophone and concert band.
      Official premiere, featuring Lynn Klock, professor of saxophone (University of Massachusetts) and The Woodlands (Texas) Concert Band. Brett Johnson, conducting.
      Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, Chicago, IL

    • Tuesday, December 16th, 7:30 p.m.
      Spirit Of The Shannon
      Premiere performance of concerto for flute and concert band, Tim Kasten, conducting. Martha Martin, flute soloist.
      Saginaw Arts and Sciences Academy in Saginaw, MI

    • Tuesday, December 9, 2003, 7:30 p.m.
      Midwest preview concert featuring Woodland Serenade and Rondo.
      The Woodlands High School, The Woodlands, TX

    • November, 2003
      Various locations in Kansas and Nebraska with the US Air Force Band featuring Ron Gann, saxophone.
      Performed the Sapphire concerto for saxophone and concert band for the following itinerary:

      November 11, 2003, Emporia, KS:
      "All Veterans Tribute," USAF Heartland of America Band's Concert Band

      November 09, 2003, Sterling College, Sterling, KS
      "Concert," USAF Heartland of America Band's Concert Band.

      November 07, 2003, Colby Community Bldg, Colby, KS.
      "Concert," USAF Heartland of America Band's Concert Band.

      November 05, 2003, Hastings City Auditorium, Hastings, NE
      "Concert," USAF Heartland of America Band's Concert Band

    • October 11, 2003, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
      Gala at Marshall Fredericks Museum & Gallery, Saginaw, MI.
      Catherine McMichael at the piano.

    • October 5, 2003
      The Sapphire
      Concerto for alto saxophone and piano adaptation, Karen Wylie, professor of saxophone, UH, in a concert of music by women composers.
      University of Houston, TX

    • July, 2003
      Sapphire, a concerto for alto saxophone and band, performed by Lynn Klock.
      World Saxophone Congress, Minneapolis, MN

    • May, 2003
      Water Critters
      Premiere of string orchestra piece, conducted by Iris Haynes.
      White Pine Middle School, Saginaw, MI

    • March, 2003
      Piano recitals by Catherine McMichael.
      First Presbyterian Church, Saginaw, MI

    • March, 2003
      Benefit concert for the Saginaw Bay Orchestra, featuring the family and music of Catherine McMichael & friends.
      St. Mary's Catholic Parish, Bay City, MI

    • February, 2003
      Great Lakes Voyage
      Genessee Wind Ensemble, Woodside Church, Flint, MI


    • May, 2002
      Premiere, Bay Concert Band 25th anniversary concert.
      Bay City, MI

    • January, 2002
      Premiere, continuation of Le Porte Del Paradiso
      For organ, brass quintet and percussion
      First Congregational Church, Saginaw, MI


    • November, 2001
      Premiere Anthem for adult and children's chorus, handbells and brass choir
      Hymn-fest, First United Methodist Church
      Midland, MI

    • August, 2001
      Numerous works for flute
      National Flute Conference, Phoenix, AZ

    • August, 2001
      The Sapphire Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Concert Band
      Guest soloist Lynn Klock.
      "Music Under The Stars" series, Toledo Zoo Amphitheater, Toledo, Ohio

    • June, 2001
      Proud Titania for brass choir and percussion
      The Foothill Symphonic Wind Ensemble
      Palo Alto, California

    • June, 2001
      The Sapphire Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Concert Band
      Premiere with the Eddy Band, 50th Anniversary season; Ojibway Island, Saginaw, MI

    • May, 2001
      Song For My Brethren , choral anthem
      First United Methodist Church, Saginaw, MI

    • May, 2001
      Le Porte Del Paradiso (The Gates of Paradise)
      Premiere for organ, woodwind quintet and percussion.
      First Presbyterian Church, Saginaw, MI

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