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This profile was last updated on 1/27/14  and contains information from public web pages.

Michael Aukofer

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Musical Director

Local Address:  Elgin , Illinois , United States
West Ridge Community Church
 
Background

Employment History

  • Instrumental Director and Director of the Center for the Arts
    West Ridge Community Church
  • Music Teacher, Choir Director and Private-Lesson Instructor
    Harvest Christian Academy

Education

  • Doctorate , Musical Arts
    University of Kentucky
  • Masters
    Wichita State University last spring
  • Masters , Percussion Performance
    Wichita State University
27 Total References
Web References
appalachian christmas quartet photo page
www.acqmusic.com, 27 Jan 2014 [cached]
Michael Aukofer
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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!
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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.
‘Rusty Pennies’ to perform at Annual Conference
kwcsite.brickriver.com, 21 May 2008 [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.
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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.
The band was formed especially for ...
kwcsite.brickriver.com, 23 May 2008 [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.
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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.Aukofer's wife, Jeanne Anne, is a Hutchinson native, who received her bachelor's degree in music performance from Friends University in 2001 and her masters in music performance from the University of Kentucky in 2004.Since obtaining her masters, she also earned her K-12 music education certificate from Judson University in Elgin, Ill.She was twice awarded the Albert A. Marks Jr. National Scholarship for Teacher Education.She currently is the music teacher, choir director and private-lesson instructor for kindergarten through eighth-grade students at Harvest Christian Academy in Elgin, Ill. Ron Buskey was born and raised in Syracuse, N.Y.He became involved in contemporary Christian music during the early 1970s.His "day job" is leading a research group for Motorola's corporate labs looking at architecture and technology for software security.He also plays percussion for the West Ridge Community Church worship band in Illinois.He and his wife celebrated 25 years of marriage this year.
Raised in a Christian home, ...
www.stanfordflorists.com, 9 Mar 2011 [cached]
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?
Illinois Church Locator | Delicatefade.com
www.delicatefade.com, 1 June 2010 [cached]
Michael Aukofer Instrumental Arts Director
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