Michael Tumiel

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Michael Tumiel

Michael Tumiel


BM, Eastman School of Music

MM and Advanced Certificate, SUNY Buffalo 


Michael Tumiel presents a diverse repertoire as a soloist, collaborator and freelancer. He has been featured with the Slee Sinfonietta performing David Felder’s Coleccion Nocturna and with the Amherst Chamber Orchestra in Mozart’s Concerto for Clarinet. Mr. Tumiel has played principal clarinet with the Slee Sinfonietta, Buffalo Opera Unlimited Orchestra, and the Finger Lakes Symphony, among others. At home performing music new and old, he has given numerous premieres at the prestigious June in Buffalo festival hosted by the Center for 21st Century Music and has recorded two CDs with the period instrument ensemble Newberry’s Victorian Cornet Band on the MSR Classics label. 

Mr. Tumiel joined the faculty of SUNY Buffalo in 2019, teaching clarinet, chamber music, and On The Edge performance seminar. Prior to his appointment, he was the assistant to Jean Kopperud while earning his Master of Music and Advanced Certificate in Contemporary Music at Buffalo. He received his Bachelor of Music from the Eastman School of Music in the studio of Kenneth Grant. His primary teachers have been John Fullam, Kenneth Grant, and Jean Kopperud.