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Michalis Andronikou, PhD

Lecturer, Music Theory and Composition
Phone number
(403) 407-9534


Michalis Andronikou holds a PhD in composition from the University of Calgary, as well as Bachelor’s and Integrated Master’s degrees, in musicology from the Department of Music Studies, University of Athens, Greece. He has a Diploma in Classical Guitar, Clarinet, Music Theory from the Trinity College and the Royal Academy of Music, a Diploma in Byzantine Music from the Argyroupolis Municipal Conservatory, and a diploma in Music Composition (with Theodore Antoniou) from the Hellenic Conservatory. Moreover, he has studied Greek folk instruments such as lute, tampoura and bouzouki.

Michalis has composed music for small and large ensembles, theatre plays, art exhibits, movies, and songs. Eight CDs with his works have been released since 2003, and his scores are published by the Canadian Palliser Music Publishing, the Bulgarian Balkanota, the Italian Da Vinci Edition, the English Trübcher Music Editions, and the American Alea Publishing & Recording.

He is an associate composer of the Canadian Music Centre, a member of the Canadian League of Composers, a theory examiner of the Royal Conservatory of Music, a member of the Greek Composers Union, a member of the Center of Cypriot Composers, and Ambassador of Culture for the Hellenic Institute of Cultural Diplomacy - Cyprus.


PhD (University of Calgary)
PhD [ABD] (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)
MMus (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)
BMus (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)

Signature Courses

MU 337 Composition and Arranging
MU 336 Music Theory IV
MU 225 Aural Skills IV

Select Publications

Andronikou, M., and F. Sallis. 2014. “Centring the periphery: Local identity in the music of Theodore Antoniou and other twentieth-century Greek composers.” Intersections - Canadian Journal of Music 33/1 (2012), pp.11-34.