Washington School

136-J Washington St. SE

Albuquerque, NM 87108


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Montgomery School

10701 Montgomery Blvd. NE

Albuquerque, NM 87111


Michael Mauldin

Michael Mauldin received a Bachelor of Music degree in piano and music education from Washburn University of Topeka and a Master of Music degree in composition from the University of New Mexico.  He also did graduate study in piano pedagogy at the University of Colorado at Boulder.  Since 1972, he has taught piano, voice, composition and orchestration privately in Albuquerque, where he served as president of the New Mexico Music Teachers Association and the New Mexico Composers Guild, and as national chair of the Music Teachers National Association Student Composition Contest.


He serves often as a piano and composition adjudicator, panelist and workshop presenter.  He enjoys working with creative students of all ages and backgrounds, privately and in small groups.


Mauldin's "Voices from Chaco: Concertino for Piano and Woodwind Quintet" won the MTNA Distinguished Composer award in 1980, for which the group named him the national Composer of the Year.  In 1983, his "Three New Mexico Landscapes for Clarinet and Piano" won 2nd prize in the American Chamber Music Composition Competition.  In 1985 his "Fajada Butte: An Ephany" was performed in the Kennedy Center by the National Repertory Orchestra for the 20th anniversary of the National Endowment for the Arts.


Michael's catalog contains over 90 works, for students and professionals, from chamber music, orchestral and choral music, to pieces for harp, organ, guitar and piano.  Many of them were inspired by the power and magic of the rugged beauty and ancient cultures of New Mexico.