Michael D. Blostein is an American tubist, educator, conductor, and composer.
Mr. Blostein holds a Bachelor of Music degree from SUNY Potsdam (1996) and a Master of Music degree from the University Arizona (1999). Further studies have been undertaken at Villanova University (through the University of the Arts), as well as The Juilliard School. He has been included as a contributing writer in the All-Music Guide, as well as in the All-Music Guide to Classical Music.
Mr. Blostein has been working actively as a professional musician through composition, arranging, conducting, education, performance, and working as a copyist since 1996. His compositions have been performed in many area venues, including local schools, various colleges, community performances, and solo artists. He is an active educator in the Averill Park School District, maintains a private low brass studio, and is an active tuba and bass trombone player.
Currently, he is an active performer with the Georgie Wonders Orchestra, Brass-O-Mania, Capital Brass and the Dominant Five Brass Quintet, as well as an active freelance performer.
Mr. Blostein has taught and/or performed in Arizona, Vermont, Massachusetts, and throughout New York State. He has been a music instructor at Averill Park (N.Y.) High School since 2000. He also taught tuba techniques at the University of Arizona 1997-1998.
Works for Winds
All Wind Works
- Battle of the 'Bones
- Canyon Images
- The Galloping Joke (Flex instrumentation) (2020)
- Thrumming (Flex instrumentation) (2020)
- Michael D. Blostein website Accessed 16 July 2020