Michael Manderen

  • Lecturer in Guitar, Lute, and Historical Plucked Strings

Areas of Study


  • BA, Oberlin College, 1976
  • BM, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, 1976
  • Study with Loris O. Chobanian, William Matthews, Paul O’Dette, Barry Galbraith, and Suzanne Bloch

He has done commercial studio work in New York and Cleveland; has made appearances with the Cleveland Orchestra on lute and guitar and with the baroque orchestra City Musick (Chicago) on theorbo; and is a sponsored touring artist under the Ohio Arts Council Fee Support Program and a recommended performer by the United States Information Agency.

He has served as a judge at state- and regional-level American String Teachers Association and Music Teachers National Association guitar competitions.