Born and raised in Minnesota, Michael moved to Nashville, TN after graduating from Anoka high school and attended Middle Tennessee State University to study music education under Lalo and Julie Davila, and Matt Jordan. While at MTSU, he played with the percussion ensemble, world percussion ensemble, symphonic band, steel drum band, the Band of Blue Drumline, and was the principle timpanist for the orchestra.
Through out his career, Michael has worked with several groups such as River City Rhythm, The Crossmen, The Blue Stars, The Cavaliers, Middle Tennessee State University Drumline, and Legacy Indoor. As well as high schools in Minnesota, Tennessee, and Indiana, including Franklin HS (TN), Ravenwood HS (TN), and Rosemount HS (MN). Michael performed with Minnesota Brass (2009), The Blue Stars (07-09), and The Cavaliers (10-11).
Currently, Michael lives in Indianapolis, working with the Ben Davis HS World and A class drumlines, as well as private lessons, the Franklin Community High School drumline, and performing through out the city.
“I am beyond excited to work with such an incredible staff here at Phantom Regiment. From top to bottom, this organization has been fantastic. Under the direction of Bret and Derrick, these students are in for an amazing summer. I cannot wait to get started.”