School subject: Band
Extracurricular activity: Civic Youth Ensembles in Detroit
Hobbies: Musical theater
Car: Mini Cooper
Store: FYE (For Your Entertainment)
Musical artist: John Williams
Movie: Edward Scissorhands
TV show: Big Bang Theory
Cafeteria food must-have: Chicken noodle soup
Last book read that wasn't required: The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
Pet peeve: Hypocrites
Person most admired: Leonard Slatkin
Person I'd like to meet: Danny Elfman
Items always in my locker: Air freshener
First job: String quartet doing wedding gigs
Top accomplishment: Getting to play in the Honors Orchestra at Michigan Youth Arts Festival
After-graduation plans: I plan to attend college to obtain a degree in music education or musical theater performance. I would like to get a master's degree in orchestral conducting.
Career goal: I hope to obtain a conducting post in a major symphony orchestra.
Quote from teacher: “Michael has been an outstanding musician throughout his high school career,” said David Eack, counselor. “His leadership qualities, as well as the respect from staff, faculty, and peers, is exceptional. We at Ida cannot wait to see the great things he will accomplish.”
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