Micah Hayes, a recording engineer and composer who currently resides in Fort Worth, began his musical career as a guitarist and composer in his native Southern California. He began recording music as a student at California State University, Chico where he completed a BA in audio engineering. After college he continued his audio career with the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Florida where he was the Recording Engineer Fellow from 2000-2002. After receiving a Masters degree in music composition from the University of Oregon, Micah moved to New York where he worked as a freelance composer and audio engineer for a couple of years. He also engineered music at the Banff Centre for the Arts in 2001 and the Aspen Music Festival where he was a Senior Recording Engineer from 2003-2005. He is currently the Senior Lecturer and Area Head of the Music Industry program at the University of Texas at Arlington.
As a composer Micah has received performances in such venues as Orchestra Hall in Chicago and Powell Symphony Hall in St. Louis; he has received commissions from the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra and City Church of San Francisco. He began working as a film composer after receiving the ASCAP Foundation Fellowship for Film Scoring and Composition at the Aspen Music Festival in 2006 where he studied with such composers as John Corigliano. As a film composer he has scored multiple projects including Wolf, a film by Ya'Ke Smith that premiered at the South by Southwest Film Festival in 2012.
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