Michalove, Peter A (1951-2013) | University of Illinois Archives
Name: Michalove, Peter A (1951-2013)
Historical Note: Born and raised in Greensboro, North Carolina, and attended Grimsley High School between 1966 and 1969 where he began composing at an early age. He earned his bachelors of music from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1972 and masters degree in composition from the University of Michigan in 1973. He later attended the University of Illinois between 1974 and 1976, and studied composition with Salvatore Martirano and Ben Johnson. He completed his DMA in composition in 1976. Shortly after completing his doctoral studies he took a position with the Internal Revenue Service, and remained with the IRS until 1979 when he accepted an accounting position in the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois. In addition to music, Michalove was an active philatelist in the Rossica Philately Society where he researched and presented on stamps and letters from Soviet Georgia. He later worked for Illinois' Alumni Association (1981-1989), Geology Department (1989-1999), and the Foreign Language Department (1999-2006). After retiring from the University of Illinois in 2006, he returned his focus to music composition.