Stockdale, ARCM, DipRCM
Michael Stockdale is currently the Divsion Chair for Music at Cornerstone
University. Mr. Stockdale has been assistant professor of music at Cornerstone
University since 2007 teaching guitar (all styles), bass guitar, guitar pedagogy and directing CCM ensembles. He is a part of the Worship and Creative Arts Team at Resurrection Life Church, ministering regularly with several
groups. Mr. Stockdale is a founding member of the Grand Rapids Guitar Quartet
and has taught at Grand Rapids Community College.
English-born, Mr. Stockdale is a graduate of London's
prestigious Royal College of Music where he studied with Charles Ramirez and Patrick
Bashford. Mr. Stockdale began playing the guitar at age 8, and formal training at age 12. He studied with several prominent UK
teachers including John Mills, Graham Wade, Julian Byzantine and John Tompkins. Mr.
Stockdale has given numerous performances as a soloist and chamber musician and has been featured on both English and American
radio and television. He has performed Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez with several orchestras. In 1993, he received the Chamber Music America/ASCAP award for adventurous programming.
Before moving to the Grand Rapids area,
Mr. Stockdale was the Chair of Music and Director of Detroit’s Institute
of Music and Dance (1991-96) and was on the adjunct faculty of Wayne State University.
He was also a regular performer with Detroit’s
Lyric Chamber Ensemble.
Aside from his many accomplishments as a classical musician, Mr. Stockdale
has been active in Christian Music for over 20 years. In 2003, he performed with Michael English in a special concert
benefiting Prison Fellowship Ministries. He
is a featured soloist on the Resurrection Life Church album “For You I Live” released on the Integrity Label in
the fall of 2007.