Biography / Info
Born in Texas in 1947, Michael Mauldin moved to New Mexico, USA in 1971 for "the light, the space and the timelessness." He completed a graduate degree in composition, opened a music school, raised a family and wrote music. He was recognized in 1980 as the USA Composer of the Year by the Music Teachers National Association. In 1985, his "Fajada Butte" was performed in the Kennedy Center by the National Repertory Orchestra for the 20th anniversary of the National Endowment for the Arts.
He teaches in Albuquerque and at his composing and teaching retreat near Cuba, New Mexico. His catalog contains over 90 works, for students and professionals, from chamber music, orchestral and choral music, to pieces for harp, organ, guitar and piano. His music is tonal and accessible, yet distinctive and memorable. It often portrays the power and magic of the rugged beauty and ancient cultures of his adopted state of New Mexico.