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Michael BallMichael Ball

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Michael studied at the Royal College of Music, principally with Herbert Howells and Bernard Roberts. In his final year he participated in masterclasses with Nadia Boulanger and was awarded the Octavia Travelling Scholarship to study with Franco Donatoni in Italy. He graduated from London University in 1967, later becoming a Doctor of Music of the same university. Michael has worked in education throughout his career, initially at Manchester Grammar School and later at Chetham’s School of Music. A British and International Federation of Festivals adjudicator since 1997, he presently combines composition with a busy teaching schedule alongside his work as an adjudicator and examiner. Piano cdbaf