With the support of the S&R Foundation, Michael has created "Lakeshore Chamber Music," a new concert series based in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. The series has a special focus on exploring Romanian chamber music alongside other traditional and contemporary classical works. The next concert, a trio recital with flutist Xuan Li and saxophonist Jonathan Wintringham, takes place February 22, 2022.

Soprano Laura Strickling and pianist Joy Schreier's album Confessions has been nominated for a 2022 Grammy Award in the Best Classical Solo Vocal Album category. The disc includes the debut recording of Three Teasdale Songs and was released on Yarlung Records in November 2020.

Conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong, the Eugene Symphony, and the Santa Rosa Symphony have jointly commissioned a large work for premiere during the ensembles' 2023-24 concert season. Read more about the project here.


updated 01/05/22