​Homepage of composer/pianist

Michael Staff

It's my life's work to express those emotions and feelings that can only be conveyed through music. It's how my spirit takes wing and soars to unfathomable, seemingly unreachable heights. I hope that my music does the same for your spirit, too.



In addition to being a pianist and prolific composer, I am also a musical theorist, mathematician, and instructor. On the Instruction page you will find video-lectures and lessons on many different music-related topics from basic theory to mathematical applications in musical analysis and composition. You can also find audio and video recordings and samples throughout my website, and a number are available as sheet music and will be available soon on audio CD.

​I welcome comments and questions on relevant topics so feel free to send an e-mail.

What's New

Apothegm of Doctor Faustus
Enjoy this sample recording from my opus 13 no 4, third movement. I am working on recording this large cyclic work in its entirety, which will be included in my upcoming album, ​Dreams of a Somnambulist.

Upcoming Book

​In addition to many other projects, I am currently writing an in-depth book entitled Intersection, which discusses the elements of music as seen through mathematical principles.