Michael has entered "Nomad," one of his original compositions, in ArtPrize 2013's music competition. You can see his ArtPrize entry page here, and you can hear "Nomad" at a listening station at St. Cecilia Music Center or by purchasing his album, Original Compositions on Accordion.
As a new feature of ArtPrize's music competition, artists were able to sign up to busk at different sites within Grand Rapid's ArtPrize boundaries. This allows ArtPrize visitors to hear the artist's music and allows the artist to get more exposure for their entry. It seems the music competition doesn't get as much exposure as the rest of ArtPrize, so hopefully the busking will bring more people to St. Cecilia's to hear the great variety of music that has been entered this year and in future years. Michael did some busking with his Excelsior outside St. Cecilia Music Center and in Rosa Parks Circle this week. He is excited to be sharing his music with new people through this opportunity, and he finds joy in connecting with the people who have stopped to listen.
You can vote for Michael and "Nomad" with voting #55451. The winners for the music competition will be announced on Sunday, September 29 at the Top Ten announcement, so be sure to vote soon!
Here are some photos from Tuesday evening outside St. Cecilia's: