Michael Hudlin is an eighteen-year-old graduate of the University of the West Indies Certificate in Music program. He is an immensely talented individual with a reputation for excellence in the field of music. Michael has shared his talent as the Official Pianist for the 9:30am Mass at St. Andrew Kaggwa RC Church, Vistabella, Trinidad and Tobago since 2009 to present. Since September 2014, he has also been the Official Organist for the 8am Mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago.
In addition, Michael is also an accomplished young man in the field of theatre. He has played key roles in several musicals, some of which are the ‘Scarecrow’ in Presentation College Mixed Choir’s Production of ‘The Wiz’ in October 2011 and ‘Ulysses’ and ‘Hermes’ in the PCMC’s Production of ‘Ulysses’ in October 2012. Additionally, Michael played 2nd Piano in the Presentation College Mixed Choir’s Production of ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ in February 2014.
Michael Hudlin has received many accolades for his musical prowess which include; 3rd Place in the 2012 Trinidad and Tobago Music Festival, 13-15 Piano Solo category; 1st place in Music in the Caribbean Examination Council’s (CXC) Caribbean Secondary Examination Certificate (CSEC) in October 2014 and; recipient of the Anthony & Cynthia Lee Mack Trophy for Outstanding Choir Member 2013-2014 (Mixed). For the February-March 2015 Trinidad and Tobago Junior Music Festival, Michael also placed 1st in Male 16-19 Solo, 1st in Male 16-19 Duet, arranged and directed the Parang category for the Presentation College Mixed Choir for which they placed 1st and he accompanied for Junior Mixed Choir, Calypso Chorale, and Folk Chorale where the Presentation College Mixed Choir placed 1st excluding the latter in which they came 3rd. In October 2015 Michael was awarded a Scholarship to be officially trained in the Pipe Organ. In the 2016 Music Festival, Michael won the championship trophies for Boys’ Vocal Solo 16-19, Bass Solo and Mixed Duet, alongside Tiana Chandler. In the Regional level of the competition, He placed 1st in Lieder alongside Joshua Ramjohn, 2nd in both Vocal and Piano Sight Reading, and Oratorio Solo Gents. Additionally, he received the Adjudicators’ Awards for Best Composition, and Most Improved for the festival.
Michael has toured with the Presentation College Mixed Choir to London, England where he performed at Trinity Church, South Kensington and Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury in July-August 2013. He also composed a TTBB arrangement of John Legend’s ‘It don’t have to Change’. In July-August 2014 Michael again toured with Presentation College Mixed Choir to London, England where he performed solos at Trinity Church, South Kensington and Our Lady Immaculate Catholic Church, Tolworth.
Some other of Michael’s successes includes:
December 2013 – St. Joseph’s Convent, San Fernando Song and Dance (Inter-House Competition) – Trained St. Joseph for the “Classical” category. They placed 1st with his arrangement of Birthday of a King.
St. Joseph’s Convent, San Fernando Song and Dance (Inter-House Competition) – Trained two (2) houses for the “Classical” category. St. Joseph placed 2nd with his original composition and Notre Dame placed 1st with his arrangement of Oh Little Town of Bethlehem and Light of the World.
December 2014 – UWI Arts Chorale – Sang Solo for Gesu Bambino and was part of the ensemble for Bach’s Magnificat in D Major.
May-July 2015 – Musically Directed for Real Theater Production’s inaugural performance. Assisted with composing and arranged all the music performed.
July – October 2015 – Musically Directed the Genesis Chorale for Schubert’s Mass in G major.
October – December 2015 – Substitute Music Teacher of St. Joseph’s Convent, San Fernando.
December 2015 – UWI Arts Chorale – Performed Handel’s ‘Messiah’ Part I with the UWI Steel.
St. Joseph’s Convent, San Fernando Song and Dance (Inter-House Competition) – Trained two (2) houses, St. Joseph and Notre Dame. In the classical category, St. Joseph placed 1st and Notre Dame placed 3rd.