Michael began playing the violin in the 3rd grade and continued to play in orchestras during college and into adulthood. He began playing with the 3M Club Symphony Orchestra during their final season in 2008-2009 and then continued with EMSO when it was founded during the 2009-2010 season. He played with the orchestra until the conclusion of the 2014-2015 season and has since played with the Roseville String Ensemble. He is returning to EMSO for the 2023-2024 season as a second violinist.
Michael works as a Network Engineer and lives in Saint Paul with his wife, two daughters and his dog.