BIOGRAPHY

Pianist, bandleader, conductor and educator Michael Flack is Professor of Music at College of Lake County, IL where he conducts the wind ensemble, directs the jazz ensemble and jazz combo and teaches music theory and music history.

His guest artist concerts have become mainstays in the Chicago area, showcasing his ensembles with notable musicians such as Wayne Bergeron,  Ernie Watts, Joe LaBarbera, Conrad Herwig, Bobby Shew,  Allen Vizzutti, Dick Oatts, Tom "Bones" Malone and many others. 

In June of 2005, Flack completed performances with his wind and jazz ensembles in Milan, Italy.

In addition to his commitment to education, Michael Flack also leads several popular professional ensembles in the Chicago area, including his jazz orchestra, octet, quintet and trio.

As a sideman, he can be heard on several albums, including "Eternity" (David Jennings Acoustic Ensemble), "Labor Of Love" (Chicago Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra), and "Swinging In The Windy City" (John Burnett Swing Orchestra).

Michael Flack earned both Doctor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from Ball State University and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Illinois Wesleyan University.

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