Director of Concerts and Community Music Programs
A lifelong musician, Michael has a diverse background including public education, marketing, publicity, graphic design, arts administration, stage management and artist relations. Prior to his work at Stony Brook, Michael taught music in Long Island public schools for 4 years and spent 3 years working as a marketing associate and endorsing artist manager for the Thomastik-Infeld string company. Michael earned his undergraduate degrees in music at James Madison University, and completed his graduate studies in music at Stony Brook University.
Michael served as the Interim Director of the Pre-College Music Program in early 2007, and was appointed Executive Director of the Stony Brook Community Music Program beginning in Spring, 2007. Since that time the program has doubled in size and expanded to include a Summer Music Camp and a new Community Outreach Program which brings musicians into the classrooms and community centers.
Michael originally hails from Long Island and lives there with his wife, a soprano and choral conductor, and his two children.