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Michael is a highly active performer and educator. He is a member of Alarm Will Sound, a new music ensemble hailed by the New York Times as “the future of classical music”, and Novus, a trombone quartet.


As a soloist, Michael has performed with the York Symphony and has presented recitals at Dickinson College, Rice University, and the Eastman School of Music.


Michael has studied trombone with James Erdman, John Marcellus and David Waters and has received degrees from the Eastman School of Music and the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. He has studied ensemble playing with Scott Hartman, Allen Dean, William Purvis and Claude and Pamela Frank at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, as well as with Larry Rachleff at Rice University.