Dr. Michael VanPelt
BM, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music MM, Bowling Green State University
DMA, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
Michael VanPelt holds degrees from The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (BM, DMA) and Bowling Green State University (MM). Dr. VanPelt currently teaches saxophone and clarinet at the Westminster Conservatory in Princeton, NJ. Prior to moving to NJ, he held a full time faculty position at Northern Kentucky University.
Dr. VanPelt has performed recitals overseas and throughout the United States. In the summer of 2014 he presented recitals at the Composers’ Union Hall in Sofia, Bulgaria and as part of the Music from Balabanov’s House Festival in Plovdiv, Bulgaria with his wife and regular collaborator, pianist Denitsa VanPelt.
Dr. VanPelt studied with James Bunte and Rick VanMatre at CCM and with world-
renowned saxophonist John Sampen at BGSU.