Michael began studying music at the age of seven. Born in Nashville, Tennessee, he attended the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University during his high school years. He studied jazz at Berklee College of Music in Boston and classical performance at the University of Memphis, and Chapman University where he received a Bachelor of Music degree. He earned his masters degree in flute performance from the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music. Michael’s principal teachers were Jim Walker (USC), Arthur Hoberman (Chapman), Bruce Erskine (UM) and Jane Kirchner (Blair).
Michael has been a member of the Auria Trio, the Los Angeles Flute Orchestra and principal flutist with the Southeast Symphony in Los Angeles. He’s performed with or done recordings for Placido Domingo, Whitney Houston, Terrence Howard, Spike Lee, Terence Blanchard, Disney studios, Sony and Warner Brothers studios.
Currently, he is a freelance flutist and teacher in Nashville. You can find his recordings on iTunes and Amazon.