Micah Hayes is a composer/audio engineer and native Southern Californian who recently left New York City for Texas where he currently serves as Visiting Professor of Music Media at the University of Texas at Arlington. His musical career began while playing guitar in various rock bands in and around his hometown of Ventura, California, during which time he began writing concert music at Ventura College while studying with composer Robert Lawson.
Micah continued his education at California State University, Chico, where he received a bachelors degree in Recording Arts while studying composition under David Colson. After this he become the Recording Engineer Fellow for the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Florida from 2000 - 2002 where he created recordings for national broadcast. He then became a student of Robert Kyr while earning a Masters of Music degree in Music Composition at the University of Oregon.
In 2006 he was the ASCAP Foundation Fellow in Composition and Film Scoring at the Aspen Music Festival.
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