As a choral conductor and musical director for professional, repertory, and community organizations, Michael is equally at home on the podium leading both classical and contemporary music. His conducting credits include masterworks, festivals, regional honor’s choirs, musicals, and dramatic multimedia presentations. As a conductor, Michael has collaborated with numerous performers, including Maureen McGovern, Melissa Manchester, C. Andrew Blosser, Mary McClendon, Elisabeth von Trapp, and others.
Shirtz has served as a conductor and musical director for Lakeside Chautauqua, The Huron Playhouse, Terra Choral Society, Sandusky State Repertoire Theatre Company, and collegiate and community festivals and theatre productions. Currently Michael serves as the conductor of the Symphony Chorale with the Firelands Symphony Orchestra.
2020-2021 Conducting Schedule
ALL DATES CANCELLED DUE TO COVID 19.
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