© 2017 by Michael Shirtz

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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 and artistic director for the Chautauqua Choral Festival and Chautauqua Choir at Lakeside Chautauqua and director of the Symphony Chorale with the Firelands Symphony Orchestra.

2017-2018 Conducting Schedule

Sunday, October 29, 4PM

Great Hymns of Faith Festival

Festival Chorus & The Symphony Chorale

State Theatre, Sandusky, OH

Sunday, December 10, 4PM

Holiday Spectacular

Firelands Symphony Orchestra & Chorale

State Theatre, Sandusky, OH

Friday, February 2

Vocal Workshop

Music & Theatre Department

Pellissippi State College, Knoxville, TN

Sunday, March 25, 4PM

Brahm's Requiem

The Symphony Chorale & Chamber Orchestra

St. Mary's Catholic Church, Sandusky, OH

Saturday, April 21, 7:30PM

Polovtsian Dances & More

Firelands Symphony Orchestra & Chorale

State Theatre, Sandusky, OH

June 22-24

The Chautauqua Choral Festival

"This Land We Love"

Chautauqua Festival Chorus & Orchestra

Hoover Auditorium, Lakeside Chautauqua, OH

For a list of conducting credits please email management@shirtzmusic.com