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Michael Aukofer

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Musical Director

Phone: (847) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: m***@***.net
West Ridge Community Church
3300 Encounter Lane
Elgin , Illinois 60124
United States

Company Description: West Ridge seeks to be a church where authentic community can be achieved. Follow the practice of Biblical community as presented in the New Testament. Become a...   more

Employment History


  • Doctorate , Musical Arts
    University of Kentucky
  • Masters
    Wichita State University last spring
  • Masters , Percussion Performance
    Wichita State University
38 Total References
Web References
West Ridge Community Church | Staff and Leadership, 26 Jan 2015 [cached]
Michael Aukofer Music & Center for the Arts Director
appalachian christmas quartet photo page, 27 Jan 2014 [cached]
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.
Center for the Arts | West Ridge Community Church, 3 Dec 2011 [cached]
Michael Aukofer, our Director of the Center for the Arts, is happy to meet with any potential new student (family) to get familiar with your particular situation and give you a teacher recommendation. For more information about the Center for the Arts contact Michael at
Michael Aukofer - Director of the CFA, composition, arranging
Michael completed his musical studies at the University of Kentucky where he was also the recipient of the Academic Excellence Award and taught as the Doctoral Teaching Assistant in percussion. Michael's Masters Degree is in Percussion Performance, and his Bachelors Degree is in Music Education (K-12 vocal and instrumental). Michael has 22 years of private teaching experience working with students ranging from preschool to professional. His published compositions are distributed and performed internationally.
Michael Aukofer
Contact Us | West Ridge Community Church, 3 Dec 2011 [cached]
Michael Aukofer Director of Music
Staff | West Ridge Community Church, 3 Dec 2011 [cached]
Michael Aukofer, Director of Music
Michael is also the Director of the West Ridge Center for the Arts.
You are mostly likely to find Michael enjoying his downtime with his dogs, fishing and sipping on a Cherry Coke.
Michael Aukofer
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