Michael Kaulkin (b. 1967) is active as a teacher and composer in the San Francisco Bay Area. His choral, orchestral and chamber music has been performed around the world. Recent popular choral works include The Noble Art of Music (2017), a 2-minute choral fanfare, and Tumbalalayka (2015), an arrangement of the popular Yiddish folksong. He is the 2020-21 winner of the Organization of American Kodály Educators’ (OAKE) Ruth Boshkoff Composition Prize.
By Hook or by Crook (2020) is the 1st Place winner of the Quadre horn quartet‘s 2020 International Composition Competition, and will be premiered during the 2020-2021 season. Other chamber works include Zwei Hülshoff Lieder (2015), for soprano, clarinet, viola and piano, American Standard for clarinet and piano, and City Walks (2009) for string quartet, which was a finalist for The American Prize in 2015.