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Calendar

Due to the effects of COVID-19, Mr. Shirtz's performances and conducting engagements are beginning to return.

Please check back for updates for date changes, additions, and protocol announcements due to COVID.

April 15-20

Wilton, Connecticut

May 4

Columbus, Ohio

May 9

Port Clinton, Ohio

May 14

Port Clinton, Ohio

May 29

Catawba Island, Ohio

June 12-16

Lakeside, Ohio

June 13

Lakeside, Ohio

June 16

Lakeside, Ohio

Musical Score

Brubeck Archives, Wilton Library

Collection

Concert for Ukraine 

Special Evening, Michael Shirtz, guest artist

Riffe Center Theatre, Columbus, Ohio

Tickets & Information

A Conversation with Michael Shirtz 

Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council Series

6:00 p.m. | Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Center, Port Clinton, Ohio

Information

The Sousa Concert

Michael Shirtz, guest artist with Port Clinton High School Bands

3:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. | Port Clinton Performing Arts Center, Port Clinton, Ohio

Blessing of the Fleet

The Symphony Chorale, Michael Shirtz, conductor

12:00 p.m. | Catawba Island Club

CHAUTAUQUA JAZZ WEEK EXPERIENCE

Workshops, Lectures & Performances

All Day Events | Lakeside Chautauqua, Marblehead, Ohio 

Information, Registrations & Tickets

Jazz Backstage: Brubeck @ 100

Michael Shirtz & Special Guests

Hoover Auditorium Backstage, Lakeside Chautauqua

In conjunction with Chautauqua Jazz Week Experience

Information & Tickets

Jazz All Star Concert: Tribute to Jazz at the Philharmonic

Dwight Bailey, Sam Blakelsee, Chris Coles, Jerry Powell, Charles Saenz, Michael Shirtz, Jackie Warren & Evelyn Wright

Hoover Auditorium, Lakeside Chautauqua

In conjunction with Chautauqua Jazz Week Experience

Information & Tickets

June 17 & 18

Lenox, Massachusetts

June 29

Lakeside, Ohio

June 30

Lakeside, Ohio

July 10-12

Lakeside, Ohio

July 18-19

Lakeside, Ohio

Evening with Michael Shirtz & George Michael 

Jazz in the Berkshires

Show Times TBA | The Mount, Lenox, Massachuettes 

Information & Tickets

The Music of World War II Lecture with Michael Shirtz 

Chautauqua Lecture Series

3:30 p.m. | Orchestra Hall, Lakeside Chautauqua 

To Rise Above: A Tuskegee Airmen's Story (Tribute to Col. Harold Brown)

Michael Shirtz Quartet with William Barrett, Sadiyah Babatunde & Special Guests

Chautauqua Concert Series 

7:30 p.m. | Hoover Auditorium, Lakeside Chautauqua 

Information & Tickets

Chautauqua Band Directors Workshop

Featuring clinicians Jon Waters with Michael Shirtz, Lisa Galvin, John Brennan

& Northcoast Concert Band, John Kustec, director

Workshops, Lectures & Performances

All Day Events | Lakeside Chautauqua, Marblehead, Ohio 

Information & Registration

Chautauqua Songwriting Workshop

Featuring Jon Torrence & Michael Shirtz

Workshops, Seminars, Masterclasses & Performances

All Day Events | Lakeside Chautauqua, Marblehead, Ohio 

Information & Registration

July 22

Catawba Island, Ohio

July 24

Sandusky, Ohio

An Evening with Michael Shirtz

featuring Vernon Hairston, Dwight Bailey, Jerry Powell

7 p.m. & 9 p.m. | Catawba Island Club

THE ESSENCE OF BEETHOVEN

Celebrating 250 Years of Beethoven

Beethoven Mass in C | Hallelujah from the Mount of Olives | Joyful, Joyful

Symphony Chorale & Chamber Orchestra

Sadiyah Babatunde, soprano

Elizabeth Vogel, mezzo

Samuel Jungman, tenor

Sam Wetzel, bass

Michael Shirtz, conductor

4:00 p.m. | St. Mary's Catholic Church, Sandusky, Ohio

Tickets & Information

This concert was rescheduled from original date due to COVID).

July 25-26

Lakeside, Ohio

November 12-13

Fremont, Ohio

January 4-7

Orlando, Florida

Finding Your Way Workshop

Featuring Dr. Deforia Lane & Michael Shirtz

Workshops, Seminars, Lectures & Performances

All Day Events | Lakeside Chautauqua, Marblehead, Ohio 

Information & Registration

Great Hymns of Faith Choral Festival

Michael Shirtz, conductor

All Day Events & Concert | Grace Lutheran Church, Fremont, Ohio

Registration & Information

14th JEN Annual Conference & JENerations Jazz Festival

Omni Regency Hotel & Conference Center, Orlando, Florida

Registration & Information