Adjunct Assistant Professor, Tuba
MM Brigham Young University
BM Ed University of Saskatchewan
Born in England and raised in Canada, Michael has called Utah home since 1990. He began playing tuba at the age of 12. Michaels’ first choice was trombone but as he was the only student tall enough to hold the tuba the choice was made for him. He earned a degree in Music Education from the University of Saskatchewan and a Masters Degree in Performance from BYU. A regular substitute and extra with the Utah Symphony since 1990 he is also Principal Tuba with the Ballet West Orchestra. A founding member of both the Utah Premiere Brass (a British style Brass Band) and the Utah Wind Symphony, Michael’s performance interests are diverse. In addition to teaching at the University of Utah Michael is currently teaching Tuba and Euphonium at Utah Valley University. Previously he has taught at Weber State and Utah State Universities and maintains a large private studio. Michael is also an active chamber musician and has also played for numerous recording projects.