A native of Augusta, Georgia, Michael Landrum received the Bachelor of Music degree from Oberlin College and the Master of Fine Arts degree from California Institute of the Arts. After earning his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Temple University, he became Professor of Music and Film Studies at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, New York.
In 1976, Mr. Landrum won first prize in the J.S. Bach International Competition for Pianists in Washington, D.C. In that region he has performed at the Phillips Collection, the Pan American Union and the Corcoran Art Gallery, as well as with the Baltimore Symphony.
In the Upstate New York area, Mr. Landrum has performed with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Rochester Chamber Orchestra, as well as at numerous colleges and universities.
During his doctoral studies in Philadelphia, Michael Landrum was a student of Harvey Wedeen. He also studied for seven years with Edna Golandsky in New York City and was a frequent participant in master classes with Dorothy Taubman. In June of 2005, he presented a Nocturne Lecture/Recital at Columbia Artists Management Hall in New York.
The nocturne genre has long been a topic of interest to Mr. Landrum. He has had the opportunity to share his insights into this ever-evolving repertoire on many occasions throughout the country.