Michael's mother had him singing in church starting at age 3! He continued to perform on a regular basis for many years. He became so comfortable on stage that he is more at home ON stage than OFF stage.
He started playing Trumpet at age 10 as well as taking the mandatory piano lessons. They all paid off and he became the 1st chair Tumpet player in the High School Concert Band, a featured soloist in the Accapella Choir along with being Student conductor and President of both groups his Senior year. He was awared a Trumpet schoarship to State Band Camp at Michigan State University his fresman year and a Vocal scholorship to Interlochen Music Camp his Junior year.
He remained a popular singer and trumpet player throughout his College and Graduate years.