Michael Joviala

I am a pianist, clarinetist and teacher in New York City.

My latest group is called Loco Motors. We are just getting started, but click here and here for a taste!

I’ve also lead a group called Primitivo, a trio specializing in the music of early modern composers played in the spirit of bal-musette dancehall music of turn of the century Paris.

Here are some recent videos from my work at Stony Brook University. The playlist includes solo and ensemble performances of both original material and traditional jazz standards.

Training and education

  • D.M.A., Stony Brook University, NY. 2018.
  • M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City, NY; B.A. 2015.
  • University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. 1989.


Columbia University

Lucy Moses School of Music and Dance at Kaufman Music Center

The Diller-Quaile School of Music

American Musical and Dramatic Academy

Dalcroze Training

Candidate for the Diplôme Supérieur at the Institut Jaques-Dalcroze, Geneva, Switzerland

Dalcroze License: Longy School of Music, Cambridge, MA

Dalcroze Certificate: Juilliard School of Music, New York, NY

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