Artistic & Music Director
Michael (pronouns: cher/chers) is a conductor, singer, composer, and educator living in the Bay Area. Cher believes that music is a universal gift possessed by all with a mission to create community through the ritual of music making. Michael is currently on the music faculties of Solano Community College and San Francisco Boys Chorus, as well as the Director of Music at Community Presbyterian Church and Artistic Director for Soprano Alto Singers of Solano in Vallejo.
In 2013, YouthPLAYS published Michael’s musical adaptation (Diane Grant book/lyrics) of Kenneth Grahame’s Wind in the Willows, which premiered at Theatre Palisades in 2010. Michael holds a Bachelor of Science in Performance Studies from Northwestern University, a Master of Music in Choral Conducting from California State University, Los Angeles, and a Master of Music in Music Education with Kodály emphasis from Holy Names University.