Michael is arguably one of the finest young musicians we have seen at Fort Lewis College. He possesses a thorough command of a wide variety of musical styles and techniques, and he has performed extensively as a member of the FLC Percussion Ensemble, Woodwork Mallet Ensemble, Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, and Jazz Ensemble. He has eagerly collaborated with our entire music department, and he approaches each new project with professionalism and artistry. In addition, his standards of musicianship, scholarship, responsibility, and leadership have earned him the respect of faculty, students, community members, and guest artists alike. He approaches music and scholarship with serious dedication, and his is positive and caring as well as mature, thoughtful, intelligent, and respectful of others.