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

    
Texan Accordionist
Introduction | CDs | Musical Awards | Biography | Contact Information
 
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Introduction
 
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I am a part time professional accordionist and my main musical interests are Midi Enhanced Accordion music from all genres, including Texas Folk music. I perform mainly for charity events and local festivals, including all styles of international accordion music. In recent years I have giving demonstrations on accordion diversity and history; including input from my unique background as a physician. I also enjoy arranging compositions to accordion, and have been performing at many churches and Senior groups throughout Central Texas.
 
My latest performances include renditions/arrangements of "Ghostriders in the Sky", "Variations on an Amazing Grace", "Beer Barrel Polka Variations", "Russian Minka Variations", and other favorites. My preferred instruments are a Titano Starlight Royal Accordion or a Titano Virtuoso Fire accordion, both with a Master Play onboard Midi Synthesizer, a Petosa Mahogony Alpine Tuba Bass Accordion, and a variety of other accordions.
 
tubaI have a passion for the accordion and love teaching audiences about this wonderful instrument. In 2017 I became a Board of Director on the A World of Accordions Museum, in Superior Wisconsin, USA, where I have performed several times.
 
In addition to the accordion, I am a Tubist, and combine accordion and tuba performances periodically where I also sometimes play a Mirafone 189 Kaiser Tuba. Currently, I live in Central Texas with my wife Darla. I have 3 grown children (Meredith, Lance, and Mitch). Historically they have performed also with me on Harp, Drums, and Bass, respectively. When performances include my children or my great friend, Mr. Clayton Capps on tuba; we have been affectionately called " Mike and the MIDDLETONES ".
 
I perform throughout the year in the Scott & White Clinic for Octoberfest, 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. If I can assist making your event special and unique; please contact me for availability and rates. I can also be contacted on Facebook.



 

UPCOMING PUBLIC VENUES: (updated periodically) 

September 14, 2019

Ft Worth, TX Brookdale Broadway City

September 21, 2019 WACO Texas Oktoberfest
October 1, 2019 Dallas, TX Accordion Club in Garland
October 4, 2019 Temple TX Oktoberfest
October 5, 2019 morning St Johns Methodist Church Fall Festival, Georgetown, TX
October 5, 2019 evening Temple Community Clinic Fundraiser, Sefcik Hall, Seaton, TX
October 10, 2019 Horseshoe Bay, TX show
October 12 & 13, 2019 Octoberfest shows in Amarillo TX
October 15, 2019 Pflugerville, TX Pfree Pfor All Accordion Show
October 20, 2019 Polka Sunday at 1st Presbyterian Church in Belton, TX
October 24, 2019 Alzheimers Group benefit, 1st Lutheran Church, Temple, TX
October 26, 2019 CAC Performance, Temple TX
October 29, 2019 San Antonio, TX Accordion Club Show
November 03, 2019 Middletones with the Chisholm Trail Chorus Show, CAC in Temple, TX
February 13-16, 2020 Alabama Accordion Association Concert Series, Birmingham, AL
March 18-21, 2020 National Accordion Association, Dallas TX
May 01-03, 2020 A World Of Accordions Museum , Superior WI

More to come…. please email Mike at Email: mmiddleton@sw.org
for an updated calendar, or if you have any questions about any of these events; or if you would like to schedule a show.

Email: mmiddleton@sw.org

 
Mike Middleton performing for World Accordion Dayn, 6th May at The
World of Accordions Museum Weekend.
Mike Middletons "Badass boots", pictured with their unique
accordion logo and music notes.
Mike Middleton featured with the Temple Symphony Orchestra, 4th March 2017, conducted by Tom Fairlie
 
Above left: Mike Middleton "Lone Ranger" at the Temple Symphony Orchestra
Above right: Mike Middleton performing at the 2018 National Accordion Association (NAA) Texas Convention

 
Mike Middleton publicity head and shoulders - click above image for original size picture
 

 

CD Albums
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: mmiddleton@sw.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
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)
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
13 William Tell Overture - Excerpts

Around the World and Back to Texas: Accordion to Mike & The Middletones
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/mikeandthemiddletones
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
04 Czardas Hungaria
10 Jalisco
11. Ghost Riders in the Sky

Accordion & Tuba Favorites: by Mike Middleton (accordion) and Clayton Capps (tuba)
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/drmikemiddleton
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)
cd
02 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
03 Three Cornered Hat
09 The Chicken Dance (The Duck Dance)
13 Beer Barrell Polka (Skoda Lasky)
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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. Please contact at e-mail provided in contact information listed below.

 
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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

 



 
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 
Cell: (254) 760-6984
This webpage is dedicated to all my
friends and family that have been supportive
of my music over the last 25 years.