Kevin Michki is the Music Librarian at the Daniel A. Reed Library, and a faculty member in the Musicology Area at the School of Music. His primary research and teaching interests are the music of the Renaissance period, and the music dramas of Richard Wagner.
Michki received a B.A. degree in Music Theory from Indiana State University; a Master of Library Science degree from the University at Buffalo; and a Master of Arts degree in Music History, also from the University at Buffalo.
Michki designed the Music Bibliography course that is currently a graduate requirement in the School of Music, and has taught that class in one form or another since 2002. He also teaches the Renaissance Period in Music, a graduate seminar focusing on music in Western Europe from 1400-1600.
Michki is also a violinist, and worked professionally for a number of years in the Buffalo area before coming to Fredonia and during his first several years here. His Master’s thesis, ‘Nouvelle methode pour apprendre à jouer du violon et à lire la musique’: A Translation and Commentary reflects his scholarly interest in the violin as well.
Michki has given presentations on music copyright at several regional conferences; is a member of the Music Library Association and State University of New York Librarians Association; and is currently a reviewer for Music Reference Services Quarterly and RILM Abstracts of Music Literature.