Michael Lukaszuk is a Canadian composer, educator and music technologist currently based in Richmond Hill, Ontario. Much of his output is focused on electronic soundscapes for arrays of loudspeakers, group improvisations for laptops and creating new works for guitarists.
Michael's music has been played across Canada and the US, in Poland, the Netherlands, South Korea, the UK, China and Romania. In Canada, his music has been featured in events such as the Cluster Festival (Winnipeg) and Now Hear This (New Music Edmonton). He has presented his work at international conferences and festivals such as the International Computer Music Conference (South Korea, Shanghai, Utrecht), the Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium, the conference of the Society for Electroacoustic Music in the United States, the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival.
In 2015, he was awarded the 1st prize in Hugh Le Caine awards for electroacoustic music from the SOCAN foundation. Upon receiving his BMus in Theory and Composition from Western University, he was awarded the Paul Akira Ohashi award for composition and community involvement. From 2015-2017, Michael directed the Cincinnati Composers Laptop Orchestra Project, which consisted of a group of students and community members who performed and workshopped improvisatory music using laptops.
Michael has served as a faculty member at CCM and Miami University (Oxford, Ohio). He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music (CCM). He also holds degrees in Music Theory and Composition from Western University. Michael is also a passionate guitarist. He studied with Wilma van Berkel at Western University and privately with Eli Kassner. Michael has performed in masterclasses for artists including Graham Devine and Philip Candelaria.