“Michael Vertoske is rapidly becoming a most influential band director and composer in our profession today. His wind band compositions are making a wonderful contribution to the literature for the band world. Michael Vertoske’s compositions immediately immerse the musician by communicating the beautiful world of musical expression through lyrical and harmonic moments supported with rhythmic energy. Michael shares a beautiful, musical gift with many musicians and directors. Thank you Michael for your wonderful contributions to our profession.”

Edward S. Lisk, Clinician, Conductor, Author
American Bandmasters Association, Past President
National Band Association, Past President
Oswego, New York


“When selecting music to perform at the Midwest Clinic, I wanted to include a new lyrical piece with a well-constructed melody.  Mr. Vertoske’s Morning Reflection was the obvious choice, combining a simple tune reminiscent of a folk song, supported with neo-Romantic harmonies.  Mr. Vertoske has a unique musical voice that clearly stands out amongst composers today.”

Matt Temple
Director of Bands
New Trier High School
Winnetka, Illinois


Regarding The Atlantic:  “This is an exceptional piece of music.  It is extremely well written and incredibly sophisticated  – an absolute gem of a band composition!”

Christopher Walling

J.W. Pepper website review

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