Kevin Michki is the Music Librarian at the Daniel A. Reed Library at The State University
of New York at Fredonia, and a faculty member in the Musicology Area at the Fredonia
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 plays professionally in the Western New York area.
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. He also currently contributes cataloging records to the Association Répertoire International d'Iconographie Musicale (RIdIM) international music iconography database (http://www.ridim.org).