Michael Manderen is Director of Conservatory Admissions and Lecturer in Guitar and Lute at Berlin College, Ohio. He earned B.A., B.Mus., Oberlin College, 1976, and studied with Loris O. Chobanian, William Matthews, Paul O’Dette, Barry Galbraith, and Suzanne Bloch. As a professional musician, commercial studio musician and symphonic guitarist, he worked extensively in New York and Cleveland, including appearances with the Cleveland Orchestra and with the baroque orchestra City Musick (Chicago). He was a sponsored touring artist under the Ohio Arts Council Fee Support Program and recommended performer by the United States Information Agency. He was a faculty associate, Baroque Performance Institute, 1977-82; and a visiting instructor of guitar, Interlochen Arts Academy, 1990-92.
Dr. Michael Manderen with his Custom 7-String