Teachers: Thomas Siwe, Jack McKenzie, Alan Abel, Russell Hartenberger, Michael Ranta
Colleagues: Keiko Abe (marimba) and Nancy Udow (dancer/choreographer)
FAVOURITE ALBUM PLAYED ON:
“Conversations”, Keiko Abe
FAVOURITE ALBUM DIDN’T PLAY ON:
Messian Turangalila Symphony – Ozawa & Toronto Symphony
Touring with Keiko Abe, Equilibrium Dance & Percussion Duo, Santa Fe Opera, New Orleans Philharmonic
Having retired after a distinguished 42 year career at The Santa Fe Opera and 29 years at the University of Michigan, Michael continues to provide short term guest residencies at Conservatories and Universities around the world to help the next generation of percussionists.