Arthur J Michaels
Arthur J. Michaels (b. 1 July 1948, Newark, N.J.) is an American composer and journalist.
Michaels studied at the Eastman School of Music (Bachelor of Music, 1970) and at Teachers College, Columbia University (Master of Arts in Teaching, 1977). From 1970-1979, he taught instrumental music first in Liberty, New York, and then in Leonia, New Jersey, and Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. In 1979 and 1980, he was associate editor of The Instrumentalist Magazine, and in 1980 and 1981 he was managing editor of the Music Educators Journal.
Since 1982, Michaels has been editor of Pennsylvania Angler and Boater (published by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission). He has won numerous awards for writing, editing, and photography, including the Captain Fred E. Lawton Boating Safety Award, sponsored by the Raytheon Company (1991).
Michaels also is a free-lance writer and photographer, and his work has appeared frequently in fishing, boating, and martial arts publications. His latest book is Pennsylvania Overlooks: A Guide for Sightseers and Outdoor People (Penn State Press).
Works for Winds
- Back Talk with a Beat (1981)
- Jazzy Capriccio (2011)
- Legato Lagoon (Flex instrumentation) (2013)
- Milonga Ornamental
- Mythical Royals and Their Heroic Defenders (2018)
- The Quest (2016)
- Quintapentacle (1980)
- Tomorrow's Hopes and New Horizons (Flex instrumentation) (2015)
- "Arthur J. Michaels." Aamano Music. Accessed 5 July 2017
- Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music. "Arthur J. Michaels." Accessed 5 July 2017