Welcome to the Webpage of Mike Middleton
Winner of the 2001 Accordionists & Teachers Guild/Texas Accordion Association Folk Music Competition
Texan Accordionist



 

 



Introduction
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I am a semi professional accordionist and my main musical interests are Midi Enhanced Accordion music from all genres. I perform mainly for charity events and local festivals, including all styles of international accordion music. I also enjoy arranging compositions to accordion, and have recently been performing at many churches and for Senior groups throughout Central Texas. My latest performances include renditions/arrangements of "Ghostriders in the Sky", "Variations on an Amazing Grace", "Beer Barrell Polka Variations", "Russian Minka Variations", and other favorites. My preferred instruments are a Titano Starlight Royal Cossoto Accordion with a Melody Maker onboard Midi Synthesizer, a Petosa Mahogony Alpine Tuba Bass Accordion, and sometimes….a Mirafone 189 Kaiser Tuba.
 
In addition to the accordion, I am a Tubist, and combine accordion and tuba performances periodically. Currently, I live in Central Texas with my wife Darla, and our three children (Meredith, Lance, and Mitch). Periodically they perform also with me on Harp, Drums, and Bass, respectively. When performances include my children....we have been affectionately called " Mike and the MIDDLETONES ".
 
I perform throughout the year in the Scott & White Clinic Cafeteria for Octoberfest, and sometimes for Valentine’s Day, Cinco de Mayo, and other venues. My friends, family, clinic staff, hospital staff, and patients continue to attend my performances. It is to them that I dedicate this webpage.

 
Feel free to contact me below at my e-mail address for the most updated information and upcoming performances.

UPCOMING PUBLIC VENUES: (updated periodically) 
March 4th & 5th, 2017 Dr. Middleton is featured with the Temple Symphony Orchestra music will be a variety of Texas Folks songs and polkas/waltzes.
March 11th, 2017 Look for Mike Middleton at the National Accordion Convention (NAA) in Plano, Texas.
November 4th - 12th, 2017 Wurstfest 2017 in New Braunfels, TX (pending)
For other performances in 2017, look for more updated information on Facebook or email Mike Middleton directly.

Mike Middleton featured with the Temple Symphony Orchestra, 4th March 2017, conducted by Tom Fairlie.
Mike Middleton "Lone Ranger" at the same concert.
 
New ***CD Albums!!!*** Click on the links below to hear a track sample!
 
After many years of requests, I have finally done it ….recorded my music. These albums feature songs from many of my performances over the years that have become personal and local favorites. These are performed on acoustic accordions, midi enhanced accordions, and some with Tuba.
 
Please order via e-mail to Dr. Mike Middleton at: Michael.Middleton@BSWHealth.org
Meanwhile, we invite you to enjoy the following sound samples and Youtube link. Simply click on the links to enjoy sound samples of the albums.
 


Back in Texas CD: Accordion to Mike & The Middletones
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/mikeandthemiddletones

Tracks: (click link to hear sound sample)

01. San Antonio Rose
02. Jambalaya
03. The Blue Danube Waltz
04. The Happy Wanderer
05. Jonny Oslo Schottische
06. Just Because
07. L'Amour Est Bleu (Love is Blue)
08. Rangers Waltz
09. Peanuts Polka
10. Somewhere My Love
11. Julida Polka
12. El Cumbanchero
Bonus Track
13. William Tell Overture - Excerpts (including the Lone Ranger Theme)

 

cd Around the World and Back to Texas: Accordion to Mike & The Middletones
TRACK SAMPLE DURATION FILE SIZE
04. Czardas Hungaria 44 seconds 1.01 MB
10. Jalisco 47 seconds 1.09 MB
11. Ghost Riders in the Sky 1 min. 02 seconds 1.43 MB
     

Around the World and Back to Texas:
Accordion to Mike & The Middletones
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/mikeandthemiddletones


Tracks:
01. Lady of Spain
02. The Godfather Medley
03. Edelweiss
04. Czardas Hungaria
05. Under Paris Skies
06. El Choclo (Kiss of Fire)
07. Those Were the Days
08. Sunrise Sunset
09. Variations On a Ukrainian/Russian Theme (Schone Minka)
10. Jalisco
11. Ghost Riders in the Sky

cd Accordion & Tuba Favorites: Mike Middleton (accordion) and Clayton Capps (tuba). 
TRACK SAMPLE DURATION FILE SIZE
02. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 25 seconds 594 KB
03. Three Cornered Hat 58 seconds 1.33 MB
09. The Chicken Dance (The Duck Dance) 57 seconds 1.31 MB
13. Beer Barrell Polka (Skoda Lasky) 1 min. 10 seconds 1.61 MB
     

Accordion & Tuba Favorites:
by Mike Middleton (accordion) and Clayton Capps (tuba).
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/drmikemiddleton

Tracks:

01. Liechtensteiner Polka
02. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Dr. Mike Middleton
03. Three Cornered Hat Dr. Mike Middleton
04. Toe Tapper Polka Dr. Mike Middleton
05. Cowboy & Indian Polka (Ten Little Indians/Red Wing)
06. Village Inn Polka (Too Fat Polka) Dr. Mike Middleton
07. Edelweiss Dr. Mike Middleton
08. Barbara Polka (Baruska) Dr. Mike Middleton
09. The Chicken Dance (The Duck Dance) Dr. Mike Middleton
10. Fingertip Polka Dr. Mike Middleton
11. Clarinet Polka Dr. Mike Middleton
12. Accordion Train Boogie Dr. Mike Middleton
13. Beer Barrell Polka (Skoda Lasky) Dr. Mike Middleton

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Please contact Dr. Middleton directly if you would like a copy of Amazing Grace Accordion Variations. Copies are $5.00 each.  For information, please e-mail: Michael.Middleton@BSWHealth.org

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Musical Awards
  • mika middleton2015-2016 : Nominee for Best Song 2015, by the IPA (International Polka Association), “The San Antonio Rose” from the “Accordion to Mike & The Middletones: Back In Texas” album
  • 2007, Temple Daily Telegram newspaper article:
    http://www.tdtnews.com/story/2007/11/11/44914/
  • 2007, Featured Performer, November 2007 with the Chisolm Trail Chorus CAC, Temple http://www.evg.org/~chisholm/index.htm
  • 2005, Featured Performer with Principle Tubist, Mr. Clayton Capps
    Spring Concert @ Intermission, Temple Symphonic Band
  • 2003-2005, Temple Symphonic Band, Tuba
  • 2002 & 2003 Texas Accordionist Association in Plano, Texas, where I have also presented and demonstrated basic "Midi for Accordion" techniques.
  • 2001 ATG/TAA Texas Folk Music Competition, San Antonio, Texas - First Place
  • Principal tubist and featured accordionist, Southwestern University Symphonic Band" 1981-1985
  • 1982 AAA Duet Category 3rd Place (with Helmi Harrington, PhD)
  • Performer at Wurstfest in New Braunfels, Texas 1982-1984
  • 1981 and 1982 Texas State Accordion Champion- Grande Days/El Campo, TX
  • 1981 Shiner, Texas - Polka Champion
  • McCallum High School Band- Outstanding Musician Award, Class of 1981
  • Texas All-State Band, Tuba 1981
  • Former member of the award winning Strahl Music Ensemble - 1978-1982
 
Biography and Current Musical Activities
  • Former student of Tony Rozance, Hanni Strahl, and Helmi Harrington, Ph.D. from 1970-1982 from San Antonio and Austin, Texas, respectively.
  • Southwestern University, BS, Biology and Chemistry Magna Cum Laude, 1985 (with Minor in Music)
  • Texas A&M College of Medicine, 1985-1989
  • Nuclear Medicine Combined Residency- Hospitals of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York 1989-1993
I am currently employed as Director of Nuclear Medicine and Professor of Radiology, at the Scott & White Clinic/Texas A&M Health Science Center. I have served as President of the American College of Nuclear Physicians and the Southwest Chapter of the Society of Nuclear Medicine. I currently am Secretary /Treasurer of the Society of Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging and also am Secretary of the Scott & White Clinic Board of Directors, 2008-present.

Current Activities include:
  • Local Soloist, accordionist and performer for charity events,1994-present
  • Periodic member - East Bell County Brass and Polka Band, 2002-2003
  • Mikeska's Christmas Float Polka Band - accordionist, 2003, 2004 and prn
  • Volunteer tubist- Temple College Symphonic Band, 2004-2008
  • Participant - Tuba Christmas Concerts throughout Texas annually
  • Temple Train Festival - Featured Accordionist, 1998-2007
  • Temple Czech Festival , Solo and Group Performer, October, 2007 - present
  • Other festivals, and local events with Tubist - Mr. Clayton Capps, 2008 - present
  • Performing at central Texas churches prn, including 2012 Belton First United Methodist Polka Service, July 2012, 2013. 
  • Polka Service August 11, 2013
  • Repeat annual guest performer at the Lions Club Follies, Temple , Texas
  • Previous Wurstfest German Festival Performer 1981-1985, and most recently in 2014 with “Mike & The Middletones” in New Braunfels Texas
  • Performing at Polka Sundays as multiple Churches in Bell County throughout 2013-present
  • Periodically perform at the National Accordion Conventions in Dallas, including 2015
     
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Contact Information

LIKE US on FACEBOOK!
All albums and singles can now be ordered at:
www.mytexasmusic.com/mikemiddleton/

Mike is available for private, public, and charity performances as a Soloist, or with his band “Mike & The Middletones”.  He does presentations on the history of accordion music, as well. He can tailor his performance to your needs.  Please contact him directly for inquiries.
 

Mike Middleton, MD
Director, Division of Nuclear Radiology
Scott & White Clinic
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX, 76513 USA
   
Work: (254) 724-2745 
Home: (254) 933-1529
Michael.Middleton@BSWHealth.org
 
This webpage is dedicated to all my
friends and family that have been supportive
of my music over the last 25 years.
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