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 one of two percussion designers and arrangers 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. Carmel high school has won the Music For All Highest Achievement in Music award three of the last five years. As a former WGI judge, Michael currently designs 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 a Yamaha artist/clinician as well as a signature drumstick artist with Innovative Percussion. Mr. McIntosh also endorses LP Percussion, EVANS drumheads, Zildjian cymbals, Planet Waves Cables and SmartMusic.
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, Dynamic Marching, Jair Klarfeld Music and JKS Music.
He is an active clinician and adjudicator, giving clinics throughout the US, Europe and Asia having performed several recent clinics in Tokyo, Japan. Michael was recently afforded the opportunity to perform a series of clinics in Beijing, China on percussion arranging and digital design.
Michael, his wife Joy and their daughter Scotlyn reside in Shakopee, Minnesota.