While in school, Michael performed operatic roles with several companies, including BASOTI in San Francisco; Operafestival di Roma in Rome, Italy; Opera in the Ozarks in northern Arkansas; Opera Louisiane; and Louisiana State University’s Opera Program. Michael worked at University United Methodist Church in Baton Rouge, LA as a hand bell choir director and Bass section leader in the adult choir. During the 2016-2017 school year, Michael worked in Garland, a suburb of Dallas, as an assistant middle school choir director, and now works in Seguin as head choir director at Barnes Middle School, which has grown from 90 students to over 150 in one year. While earning his Master’s degree, Michael and Alisha Bade found each other, and happily got married on May 21st, 2016. Alisha is a high school voice teacher both in San Antonio and Austin. Michael and Alisha currently live in San Marcos and share a love of fitness, healthy living, Bible discussion, and friends!