A new work to be performed by youth and school orchestras, with support from the Sphinx Venture Fund.
Michael R. Dudley Jr. is a trumpet player, composer, producer, educator, and photographer based in Upstate New York. With more than a decade of professional experience as a musician, he has played at venues like NYC's Birdland Jazz Club and Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola. As a composer and arranger, he has studied with Maria Schneider, Miho Hazama, Gary Lindsay, Noam Wiesenberg, and Stephen Guerra, recently earning a 2022 ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award. Michael also values his work as an educator, serving as the Assistant Professor of Jazz Studies at SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music in addition to giving masterclasses across the country.