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Michael Aukofer

Director of Music and Center for the Arts

West Ridge Community Church

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West Ridge Community Church

Background Information

Employment History

Mitch McVicker


Friends University


Musical Arts

University of Kentucky


Wichita State University last spring


Percussion Performance

Wichita State University

bachelor's Degree


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Michael Aukofer, Music & Center for the Arts Director Michael came to work at West Ridge full-time in the summer of 2004. Michael oversees and works with our production teams (lighting, media, sound, music), our service programing and our Center for the Arts classes and teachers. Michael is trained and experienced as a musician, composer, arranger and teacher. He feels these past 12 years of work for West Ridge are just the beginning!

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Michael Aukofer

Michael Aukofer, along with extensive touring and recording with artists Rich Mullins, Mitch McVicker, Phil Keaggy, Ryan Long, and many others, recently completed his academic training in music through the doctoral level with honors!
Michael spends the majority of his time now composing, teaching, producing and recording music, as well as working on the completion of his dissertation for the DMA (Doctorate in Musical Arts) from the University of Kentucky titled "Behind the Kit". Many of Michael's original compositions have gained international attention in the past few years through publications in 2004-2008 by Mallet Works Publications, Drop 6 Publications, and C. Alan Publications. The annual Appalachian Christmas Quartet concert mini-tour of Wichita, KS and the surrounding area is one of Michael's favorite projects each year. Michael is currently living in the Chicago area working as Musical Director for West Ridge Community Church. For more info on Michael, visit his web page, or read this 2004 interview with Michael.

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Raised in a Christian home, Aukofer went on to attain his bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees in music, always with an eye to serving the church.Today, he serves as director of music at West Ridge Community Church, 3300 Encounter Lane, on Route 20 on Elgin's far west side. n ... My brother brutally murdered two peopleWednesday, March 2, 2011 @ 9:07PMShould I approach his victims' families? Can I help in any way?

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Michael Aukofer Instrumental Arts Director

‘Rusty Pennies’ to perform at Annual Conference [cached]

The band was formed especially for Annual Conference by Michael Aukofer, who gathered the musicians from the Chicago area as well as Kansas. He arranged all the songs that will be performed at Annual Conference. The music will encompass a broad range of styles. In addition to Aukofer, the band members will be Jeanne Anne Aukofer, Ron Buskey, Julie Calhoun, Rob Farmer, Bruce Franklin, Les Lankhorst and Preston Richey.

Michael Aukofer was born in Iowa but raised in Wichita. He is a graduate of Friends University and Wichita State University. He currently is completing his dissertation for DMA from the University of Kentucky, where he was awarded a full Graduate Teaching Assistantship and received the 2004 Academic Excellence Scholarship. He is the instrumental director and director of the Center for the Arts at West Ridge Community Church in Elgin, Ill.

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