I am a composer, sound designer, musician and educator in Las Vegas, Nevada. My goal is to grow my work in game audio into a full time career.
After working as a cruise ship musician for six years, I attended the University of Nevada in Las Vegas in 2016. I graduated with a Master of Music (Composition) in 2018, and have been a freelance composer, educator and saxophonist in town ever since.
My interest in sound design and game audio was sparked in 2019 after reading Winnifred Phillips' A Composer's Guide to Music. Learning about nonlinear composing techniques exposed me to the collaborative and creative space of game jams, which led me to start compiling my own sound effect library and learn sound design for both linear and nonlinear mediums.
My home studio includes:
M-Audio SP-8B monitors
Isolated recording booth
Various cardioid and condenser mics
H4N portable field recorder
A sound effect library comprised of over 1TB of original and purchased sounds
Logic Pro X
“Michael is a wonderful saxophonist and musician who is also an incredible writer and arranger. His skills are strong and diverse. On top of that, he is a wonderful person to work with!”
-Nathan Tanouye, UNLV faculty, trombonist for the Las Vegas Philharmonic, Celine Dion, and Santa Fe and the Phat City Horns.
"Michael is a phenomenal multi-instrumentalist. Whether on saxophone or doubles (clarinet/flute), he’s great to have on the bandstand as a top-call musician in Las Vegas."
-Aaron Tully, bassist and bandleader for the Lucky Devils Band.
"Not only is Michael an excellent player, arranger and composer, he is also a well-organized, knowledgeable, and patient teacher who is very clear in his presentation and pacing of the material. He is very personable and is able to put his students at ease as they progress through the lessons."
-Bart DiBartolo, private saxophone student.
"Michael has been working with my students for two years, and the results have been outstanding. The students respond well to his teaching techniques and look forward to working with him."
-Will Daines, Band Director at Thurman White Academy.
"Michael has continuously displayed a devoted passion for increasing his knowledge and performing both in musical and in administrative settings that are rare in many young performers and educators of today always consistently seeking to better develop his individual voice and skillsets."
-Adam Schroeder, UNLV faculty, Baritone Saxophonist.