A professor in the Historical Performance program and a lecturer of guitar and lute, Michael Manderen is also the Director of Conservatory Admissions. He plays Lute, Vihuela, Classical and Jazz Guitars, Hammered Dulcimer, and Viola da Gamba and has been an instructor both with the Baroque Performance Institute and the Interlochen Arts Academy.
- B.A. Oberlin College, 1976
- B.M. Oberlin College, 1976
- Study with Loris O. Chobanian, William Matthews, Paul O'Dette, Barry Galbraith, and Suzanne Bloch.