In addition to serving as Operations Manager for the San Francisco Bach Choir and General Manager for San Francisco Choral Artists, Michael Kaulkin is active as a teacher and composer in the San Francisco Bay Area, whose choral, orchestral and chamber music has been performed around the world. He is the 2020-21 winner of the Organization of American Kodály Educators’ (OAKE) Ruth Boshkoff Composition Prize, and the resulting, newly commissioned children’s choir piece Redbirds will be premiered at the next national conference. He has also won the Quadre horn quartet’s 2020 International Composition Competition with By Hook or By Crook, which will be premiered this season

On the Musicianship and Composition faculty of the San Francisco Conservatory’s Pre-College Division since 2008, Michael has also served on the faculties of Berkeley’s Crowden School, at Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts (SOTA) and the Academy of Art University. Having spent years in Budapest, Hungary, Mr. Kaulkin is an avid adopter and adapter of the Kodály Method in teaching Musicianship. He has served on the faculties of summer Kodály programs at Holy Names University and Portland State University.

Before joining the staff of the S.F. Bach Choir, Mr. Kaulkin was a 20-year veteran web developer and founder of Swirly Music, a web-based platform enabling self-publishing composers to make their work available in print.

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