Studying at St. Thomas University, Michael has studied chamber music performance and composition under Martin Kutnowski and Don Bosse, as well as conducting under Bruno Cinquegrani and Richard Hornsby. Michael has also conducted intensive studies on select works of Italian Opera and the works of Beethoven, undergraduate theory, and musical history. His studies have also included guitar work with Steven Peacock and compositional score readings with the Saint John String Quartet, Ventus Machina, and Trio Sambucca.
As part of St. Thomas’s chamber music program Michael has composed and performed with ensembles of various composition on both viola and guitar. In addition, he has been a member of the St. Thomas University’s STU Singers choir, performing two ticketed concerts per year.