Michael Vincent Waller is an American composer of contemporary classical music, described as "one of the most interesting composers in New York" (Brooklyn Rail). - Hailed by the New York Times as "pensive" and, "sweetly lyrical", Waller's work is expansive in its incorporation of avant-garde sound worlds and connecting them back to a more traditional, classical beauty. He also has studied world music, specifically raga, and focused on modal analysis. Waller's chamber works have been commissioned and performed by the S.E.M. Ensemble, Ensemble Epomeo, Ensemble Dedalus, Eric Huebner, Jenny Q. Chai, String Noise (Conrad Harris & Pauline Kim Harris), members of FLUX Quartet, Hilo String Duo (Caroline Chin & Brian Snow), Zentripedal Duo, Project SiS (Christine Kim), Cadillac Moon Ensemble, and many more, at venues such as Carnegie Hall, ISSUE Project Room, Roulette, Palais de Tokyo Museum and Spectrum. He has studied with La Monte Young, Bunita Marcus, Petr Kotik, and Elizabeth Hoffman as a graduate of New York University.