Michael Galvan

Retired Professor, Music Performance


Full Biography

Michael Galv�n is professor of music at the Ithaca College School of Music.  As a performer he has appeared from China, Japan, and Europe to Arizona, Albuquerque, and Washington, D.C.  Galv�n is principal clarinet of the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, soloing under music directors Carl St. Clair, Heiichiro Ohyama, and Kimbo Ishii-Eto, and regularly is featured in the orchestra’s chamber music series.  Galv�n has also performed with the Syracuse Symphony, Glimmerglass Opera, Binghamton Symphony, Champaign-Urbana Symphony, and the Orchestra of Santa Fe.  He has performed chamber music with the Ariadne String Quartet, the Skaneateles Music Festival, Ensemble X, the New York Woodwind Quintet, and the Illinois Woodwind Quintet.  As the clarinetist of the Ithaca Wind Quintet, Galv�n performs and teaches extensively in concert halls, schools, conferences, and symposia including the International Double Reed Society, the National Flute Association, the Symposium for New Woodwind Quintet Music, Music Educators National Conference, for public radio, and at Lincoln Center.  Mr. Galv�n has a long association with the International Clarinet Association.  He was President-elect and then President of the ICA from 2003 to 2006.  Educated at the University of Illinois, Northwestern University and the University of New Mexico, Mr. Galv�n’s teachers included Howard Klug, Larry Combs, and Floyd Williams.  Additionally he studied with Anthony Gigliotti and Stanley Hasty and chamber music with Marcel Moyse.  His own students may be found teaching in colleges and public schools; performing in orchestras, the armed services bands, and on Broadway; and studying in graduate programs across the country.  Prior to his appointment at Ithaca College in 1982, Galv�n taught at the University of Illinois and in the New Mexico public schools.