Michael Calabris | Composer & Organist
Michael Calabris (b. 1984) is a Northeast Ohio-based composer and liturgical musician.
Michael's oeuvre includes compositions for clavichord, harpsichord, piano, percussion, wind quintet, string trio, electronic music, orchestra, and choir. His most substantial work, however, consists of his organ compositions and recorded organ improvisations. To date, Michael has released nine albums of his organ improvisations.
Michael studied music composition and organ performance at Kent State University, the University of Akron, and Cleveland State University. His primary composition studies were with Sebastian Birch, Daniel McCarthy, Gregory, D'Alessio, and Andrew Rindfleisch. He studied organ performance with Todd Wilson and harpsichord performance with Joela Jones Weiss. While a graduate student at Cleveland State University, Michael was the recipient of several academic awards, including the Bain Murray Award for Composition, and the Leonard and Joan Terr Ronis Memorial Scholarship.
Recordings of Michael's music can heard on his SoundCloud and YouTube channels, and many of these recordings are available for download and purchase on Bandcamp. Scores of his compositions are available for purchase from Sheetmusicplus.com.