MICHAEL LUBBEN though classically trained on violin and piano since age 5, credits his Iowa roots with a love for American folk music. Self-taught on banjo since age 11, Michael has recorded an EP of original songs as a member of The Lubben Brothers band. His compositions have been featured in several concert series, including the Frontwave New Music Festival and Art After Dark at the Norton Museum. He has soloed with orchestras as a concert pianist, performing such pieces as George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue and Maurice Ravel's Concerto en Sol. Michael currently works as a pianist at Palm Beach Atlantic University, Bak Middle School of the Arts, and Faith Presbyterian Church. As a freelance musician he has played violin and piano with many classical ensembles throughout South Florida, and as a member of The Lubben Brothers he has performed on banjo and fiddle and sung at such venues as the South Florida Fair, The Meyer Amphitheatre, and the Flagler Museum. As an actor and musician, Michael appeared this past October in The Luck of Roaring Camp, the world premiere musical he co-wrote with his brothers, Joshua and Tom.