Michael received his undergraduate degree in Music Education with an emphasis in percussion at the University of Mississippi.
He has participated in many different ensembles as an undergraduate at the University of Mississippi which include Percussion Ensemble, Steel Drum Band, University Orchestra, University Chorus (Men’s Glee), Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, and The Pride of the South Marching Band.
During his time as a member of the Pride of the South, he was center snare for three years. Michael participated with Music City Drum and Bugle Corps (2012) and the Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps (2014) as a snare drummer. Michael is an alumnus of Phi Mu Alpha’s Lambda Xi chapter.
Michael is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Music Education.