Michael Joviala is a pianist, clarinetist, composer and teacher in New York City. Training: M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City, NY; B.A. University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. Faculty: Columbia University, Lucy Moses School at Kaufman Music Center, The Diller-Quaile School, American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City. Dalcroze Certificate: Juilliard School of Music. Dalcroze License: Longy School of Music. Managing Editor, Dalcroze Connections and Dalcroze Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, both published by the Dalcroze Society of America. He currently leads the group Loco Motors, an ensemble specializing in techniques derived from the practice of both Dalcroze and free improvisation. Michael is a doctoral candidate at Stony Brook University in New York, where he specializes in improvised music.