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Joel Michael-Schwartz

Mandolin Solo

Baltimore, MD

Joel Michael-Schwartz

Mandolin Solo


I am an eclectic, curious mandolinist, composer, and strings specialist. I studied mandolin and composition at Goucher College, and have studied with mandolin greats Don Steirnberg and David Evans. I perform and blend a wide variety of genres, from classical to funk, and from flamenco to jazz. This eclecticism informs my performances and my composing. I have a particular focus on the art of solo and small group performance, which has led me to focus on non-traditional chamber music. I work as a performing musician and teacher in Baltimore, spreading the love of music, and striving to bring passion, artistry, and good humor to all my artistic endeavors.


-Classical with a focus on Italian mandolin repertoire and world music:
Carlo Munier, Raffaele Calace, J.S. Bach, Brian Israel, G.P. Telemann
-Jazz (swing, bebop, and latin)




Del Cante Jondo


Past groupmuses (1)

  • Outdoors

    A new season- fall party rebirth

    Thursday, Oct 11, 2018 7:30 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Northwest Washington, Washington
    • Composers: Calace, Munier, Bach, Michael-Schwartz
    • Instruments: Mandolin family solo
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 5 years ago