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Accomplished composer joins Providence faculty
2017-08-29
 
Dr. Michalis Andronikou can’t wait to meet his new students.
 
“I’m excited to support the growth of young, talented musicians,” says the accomplished composer, who recently joined the Providence University College faculty as Associate Professor of Composition and Theory. “I want to inspire my students, to help them find their own voice.”
 
Dr. Andronikou, himself, has training in classical guitar, clarinet, lute, tampoura and bouzouki (his bouzouki recording with Rod Thomas Squance was released in April) and holds a Ph.D. in Composition from the University of Calgary.
 
It’s as a composer—and a prolific one—that he is best known. Since 2003 his compositions have been recorded on seven albums and performed by renowned musicians all over the world, and his music has featured in theatre productions, art exhibitions and films.
 
“I like integrating material from folk and traditional music—especially Eastern Mediterranean—with classical forms and contemporary techniques,” he says. “After composing more than 100 works I feel that I have developed my personal language, which I would like to share with people.”
 
Providence Music students stand to benefit considerably from Dr. Andronikou’s passion, expertise and enthusiasm for connecting with them as musicians.
 
“I care about my students a lot,” he says. “I have been happy to see many of them become professionals in various fields of music, and I am generally proud of all my previous students, as they have healthy and strong connections to music and the arts.”
 
Part of a new-look Music faculty at Providence that also includes program coordinator Dr. David Sawatzky and numerous, prominent professors and instructors representing various musical and theatrical disciplines, Dr. Andronikou is looking forward to adding his own, unique vibrancy to the Otterburne, Manitoba campus.
 
“I want to teach and inspire my students to do the best they can,” he says, adding, “I’ll write music for anyone interested in performing it and will work hard to create a vibrant Music department at Providence.”
 
LEARN MORE about Music studies at Providence.
 
Enjoy Dr. Michalis Andronikou’s compositions on YouTube, SoundCloud, ReverbNation and his personal website.
 
WATCH world-renowned guitarist Michalis Kontaxakis perform Dr. Michalis Andronikou’s “Nocturne for Michalis” at the 34th Volos International Guitar Festival in Greece.
 
WATCH Juno-winning mezzo-soprano Maria Soulis perform Dr. Michalis Andronikou's "Walls" from "Three Songs on Poems from C.P. Cavafy."
 

         

 
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