Michael Langer
Michael Langer
Assistant Professor for Piano/Music Theory

Upcoming Courses

- Class Piano II
- Beginning Aural Skills
- Class Piano III
- Class Piano IV
- Intermediate Aural Skills
- Music Theory II
- Music History II
- Advanced Aural Skills
- Music Theory III

The above list of courses is not an exhaustive list. It only includes courses for the current and imminent terms. For more information visit the Course Schedules page.

  • DMA, Piano Performance, North Dakota State University
  • MM, Music Theory Pedagogy, North Dakota State University
  • MM, Piano Performance, Boise State University
  • BS, Music Education, University of Mary
  • BA, Music Performance, University of Mary
Professional Accomplishments
  • Langer, M. (2022). Political Activism Through Music for Piano: A Performer’s Guide to Interpreting the Ideology in Frederic Rzewski’s "North American Ballads" (1979) and Cornelius Cardew’s "Thälmann Variations" (1974). North Dakota State University, DMA diss. 
  • "Improvisation as Political Resistance: Frederic Rzewski’s 'North American Ballads'." Lecture-recital presented at the CMS Great Lakes Regional Conference in Bowling Green, OH. 2023. 
  • "An American Composer: The Influences on John Adam’s Compositional Style as Concerned in His Works for Piano." Lecture-recital presented at the North Dakota Music Teachers Association (NDMTA) state conference in Bismarck, ND. 2016. 
  • Vice President and Chair of Commissioned Composer, North Dakota Music Teachers Association, 2022-2023. 
  • Current member of the South Carolina Music Teachers Association (SCMTA) and Greenville Music Teachers Association (GMTA).