Manion, Michael (1952-2012) | University of Illinois Archives
Name: Manion, Michael (1952-2012)
Historical Note: Michael Lawrence Manion (1952-2012), percussionist and American composer of electroacoustical music, earned his Bachelor of Music degree in composition and percussion performance from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in 1977 and Master of Music in composition from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1983. He studied composition with Randolph Coleman, Dary John Mizelle, and Gary Lee Nelson at Oberlin and Salvatore Martirano and Ben Johnston at the University of Illinois. In addition, he studied with Robert Ashley at Mills Collection from 1977 to 1978, Mauricio Kagel at the Musikhochschule Koln from 1980 to 1981, and Jonathan Harvey at the Univeristy of Sussex from 1985 to 1988. Between 1984 and 1987 he served as an assistant to Karl Heinz Stockhausen for the publication of such works Kindheit, Nausenflugeltanz, Wochenkreis, and Madchenprozession. He remained an active composer and performer throughout his career in Europe and the United States until a stroke in 2008.