Michael is a conductor, singer, composer, and educator living in the Bay Area. He believes that music is a universal gift possessed by all and his mission is creating community through the ritual of music making. He is currently on the music faculties of Solano Community College (Voice and Music Theory) and San Francisco Boys Chorus, as well as Conductor for the Lesbian/Gay Chorus of San Francisco, Community Presbyterian Church and Melody Choral Singers. YouthPLAYS published his musical adaptation (Diane Grant book/lyrics) of Kenneth Grahame’s Wind in the Willows, which premiered at Theatre Palisades in 2010. Michael holds a Bachelor of Science in Performance Studies from Northwestern University, a Master of Music in Choral Conducting from California State University, Los Angeles, and a Master of Music in Music Education with Kodály emphasis from Holy Names University.