Michael Welsh (b. 1954) was raised and educated in Southern California, receiving the Master of Music degree in composition in 1981. His concert works have been featured in the Los Angeles Green Umbrella Concerts, Music in Historic Sites and the Pacific Composers Forum series, and have been broadcast on National Public Radio and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
Mr. Welsh has written considerable music for the stage including incidental music for The Tempest, The Winter's Tale, A Midsummer-Night's Dream, and The Way of the World (all for A Noise Within/Los Angeles), As You Like It and Cyrano de Bergerac (Old Globe Theatre/San Diego), and Night of the Iguana (Intiman Theatre/Seattle). All of these scores have been used in subsequent productions by other theatre companies including American Conservatory Theatre/San Francisco, California Theatre Center/Santa Clara, and Studio H'Poko/Maui, Hawaii.
Mr. Welsh has served as Lecturer at California State University, Fullerton in composition, electronic music, and music theory, and has written and produced documentary films and concert music for the City Arts Council of San Francisco. His Serenade for solo bassoon and ensemble was premiered by Michael Sweeney on June 9, 2003 in Toronto.
Michael Welsh is a member of BMI.