Michalis Andronikou (1977–) holds a PhD in composition from the University of Calgary. He received his Bachelor in musicology from the Department of Music Studies, University of Athens, Greece. He has a Diploma in Classical Guitar, Clarinet and Music Theory from the Trinity College and the Royal Academy of Music, and a Diploma in Byzantine Music from the Argyroupolis Municipal Conservatory. Michalis gained credentials in Harmony, Counterpoint, Fugue, and Music Composition (with Theodore Antoniou) from the Hellenic Conservatory. Moreover, he has studied Greek folk instruments such as lute, tampoura and bouzouki. Michalis has composed music for small and large ensembles, theatre plays, art exhibits, movies, songs. Seven CDs with his works have been released, since 2003, and his scores are published by the Canadian Palliser Music Publishing, the Bulgarian Balkanota, and the Italian Da Vinci Edition. Michalis is an associate composer of the Canadian Music Centre, a member of the Canadian League of Composers, a member of the Greek Composers Union, and a member of the Center of Cypriot Composers. Read More
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Composition
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D. (ABD)), Musicology
Diploma, Byzantine Music
Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.), Musicology
2017 “Remembering a Fenian Song: A way to teach performance through composition,” Music Conference Alberta, October 28, Red Deer, Alberta.
2015 “Re-thinking Harmony,” lecture on composition and creativity at Ambrose University, October 29, Calgary Alberta.
2011 “Centring the peripheral and the survival of identity: Problems in the Western narratives of Greek contemporary music.” The Graduate Student Conference of the University of Calgary, titled Confounding Expectations – Music in a Diverse World, May 9-10, Calgary, Alberta.
2009 “The importance of teaching Greek music at Hellenic schools abroad and suggestions for an interdisciplinary approach to the Greek language.” The Western Canadian Hellenic Education Conference, February 6-8, Calgary, Alberta.
2009 “A taste of the Levant in the dead of Calgary’s winter!” Presentation of compositions and discography. The Triangle Gallery of Visual Arts, February 5, Calgary, Alberta.