About Mike Langlois
Mike Langlois holds advanced degrees from some of the nation's finest music schools, including an M.M. from the University of Maryland and a B.M. from Indiana University. A diverse musician, Mike has studied with a number of notable musicians in several aspects of his musical education, including not only his Piano studies with Rita Sloan, Émile Naoumoff, Theodore Guerrant, and Emilio del Rosario; but also, conducting studies with Edward Maclary and James Ross; and, chamber music with Yael Weiss and Kathie Johnson.
Mike strives to share his knowledge and to enhance musicians' performances to bring them to their fullest expression. As such, beyond his work in music education at Cardon Studios, Mike also serves as Artistic Director and Conductor of Ensemble Deburau and Director of Music at Resurrection of Our Lord Parish. In all things, Mike works hard to stay at the top of his field-- he is a member of several profressional organizations including the Music Teachers National Association, American Guild of Organists, and the American Choir Directors Association. As a teacher and accompanist, Mike values all styles of music and works to give his students a broad understanding of music in order to express themselves fluidly in their preferred style.
Although piano is Mike's primary and favorite instrument, he's got a soft spot for singers, too --he even married one! Mike is the loving spouse of Ms. Tanya Ruth Langlois, Cardon Studios' Voice Teacher. Mike enjoys coaching singers and has exercised this particular skillset working as a pianist for Maryland Opera Studio and The Singing Hoosiers. Mike is a frequent recital accompanist with Cardon Studios, and has previously played for theatrical productions at the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Marriott Lincolnshire, and Cadillac Theatre (Chicago), as well as the IU Theatre and Drama Department.