Mr. McIntosh is a graduate of Butler University earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with an emphasis in Composition. In addition to freelance composing and digital sound design, he is the Percussion Coordinator for the Music For All Summer Symposium. Michael is on the creative team and also the Percussion Caption Head and a Designer for The Cavaliers drum and bugle corps. In 2011, The Cavaliers were the recipients of the DCI Fred Sanford High Percussion award. From 1997--2011, Mr. McIntosh was a percussion specialist at Carmel high school in Carmel, Indiana and part of a program named the 2001 AAA National Champion, and the 2005 and 2012 BOA Grand National Champions. Leaving the WGI judging community to design, Michael is the Program Coordinator for the Gateway Indoor Independent World WGI percussion ensemble from St. Louis, Missouri and also arranged for the George Mason Independent Open ensemble. George Mason was named the 2012 WGI Independent Open World Champion. He is involved as a design consultant with Palmetto Percussion. Mr. McIntosh is an active clinician and adjudicator, giving clinics throughout the US, Europe and Asia having performed clinics in Japan and Beijing. Michael is a Yamaha artist/clinician as well as a signature drumstick artist with Innovative Percussion. Mr. McIntosh also endorses LP Percussion, EVANS drumheads, Zildjian cymbals and Planet Waves Cables. Compositionally, Michael has had works commissioned for the Midwest Band Directors Convention as well as the West Point HellCats. Currently, he has works published by SmartMusic, Row--Loff Publications, Yamaha Sounds of Summer, Tap Space Publications, Key Poulan Music, Drop 6 Media, The Hal Leonard Corporation, Innovative Percussion, Marching Show Concepts and Dynamic Marching.