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BAGBY, Michael

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BAGBY, Michael. (Dubuque, IA-- ). As a child, Bagby sat in the church pews and imagined himself at the piano directing the choir. A graduate of WAHLERT CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL, he went on the earn a bachelor's degree in piano performance and K-12 vocal education from Iowa State University, a master's degree in collaborative piano from the University of Michigan where he studied with Martin Katz, and a doctorate in vocal coachin and accompanying from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. (1)

In 2018 he worked as the music director and pianist in the world premier of "Nathan Gunn: Flying Solo" featuring the famous operatic baritone. (2)



1. Gloss, Megan. "Beyond the Keys," Telegraph Herald, June 5, 2018, p. 8A