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 principal timpanist for the orchestra.
As a performer, Michael has marched with Minnesota Brass Indoor (2009), The Blue Stars (07-09), and The Cavaliers (10-11). He has played with The Danville Symphony Orchestra, Rhythm In You, and The Circle City Bucket Drummers.
As an educator, Michael has worked with several groups, including:
River City Rhythm (2010, 2014)
The Crossmen (2012)
The Cavaliers (2013)
The Blue Stars (2015)
The Colts (2016)
Legacy Indoor (2016-2017)
The Phantom Regiment (2016-2018)
He has been lucky enough to have worked with such high schools as:
Rosemount HS (MN)
Franklin HS (TN)
Ravenwood HS (TN)
Ben Davis HS (IN)
Brownsburg HS (IN)
Currently, he is the Percussion Director for North Shore High School in Houston, TX, where he lives with his girlfriend Emily and their puppy, Huxley.